GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki has rewarded Edo State medalists on the 2020 Nationwide Sports activities Competition in Benin Metropolis.
At a reception for the athletes on Friday night time, Obaseki introduced money rewards of N250,000, N150,000 and N100,000 for gold, silver and bronze medal winners respectively, whereas additionally promising to reward the para-athletes.
The Governor, whereas commending the group for ending second on the Video games, urged Nigerian youths not to surrender or be discouraged following a number of challenges within the nation.
He stated, “This occasion was vital presently within the historical past of Nigeria as we have to give our youths hope with occasions just like the Nationwide Sports activities Competition to unify the nation at these attempting occasions.
“Don’t despair, don’t be discouraged or disturbed following the challenges that we face as a nation, however simply have hope, do your bit to maintain Nigeria as one. That’s the spirit behind the sports activities pageant.”
On Edo athletes efficiency on the pageant, Obaseki stated, “Our athletes did nicely. They weren’t caught with medicine or caught doping. They did their greatest and received their medals with out being concerned in medicine. Our youths have been nicely behaved all through the competitors.
“The spirit of the Nationwide Sports activities Competition was born on this metropolis after the Civil Warfare as our leaders thought it clever to make use of the Video games to unite the nation.”
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