Lagos - Osun state athletes have been rewarded for winning
medals for the state at the 2012 National Sports Festival – Eko 2012.
The event held at the state sports council pavilion had the
medalists and their coaches getting cash reward for their performance in
various sporting events.
The gold medalists were rewarded with N500 000 each, while
the silver and bronze medalists were given N300 000 and N200 000 each
The athletes and their coaches were given same cash rewards.
The state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, said the gesture was
aimed at encouraging the athletes as well as the state's resolves to give the
athletes’ welfare a priority.
"We commend the athletes who are being rewarded for
their brilliant exploits and we also ask you to make judicious use of the
cash award on profitable ventures," he stated in a statement.
"We ask other athletes to take the cue and strive to
improve on your performance so that you may be eligible to benefit in future of
the state reward."
Osun won 2 gold, 1 silver and 7 bronze medals at Eko 2012