The Federal Government of Nigeria (FG) has promised to reward Nigerian Winners in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics with cash prizes.
The Director of Federation and Elite Athletes Department (FEAD), and Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Simon Ebohdjaiye disclosed this on Tuesday, 3rd of August, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
He announced the cash rewards of 15,000 dollars, 10,000 dollars, and 7,500 dollars for winner’s of gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.
“Gold medallist will now be rewarded with 15, 000 dollars, while silver and bronze medal winners will each get 10, 000 dollars and 7, 500 dollars respectively.
“The earlier award was 5, 000 dollars for gold, 3, 000 dollars for silver and 2, 000 dollars for bronze,” he said.
The Director said the gesture was to drive home the point that the Federal Government would always reward superlative performance.
Recall that Blessing Oborududu won silver medal for female 68kg wrestling, while Ese Brume won bronze for female long jump on the 3rd of August 2021, at the ongoing Olympics in Japan.