Hard work as its reward and that was the gesture displayed by the State of Osun Government Tuesday when its rewarded athletes that did the state proud at the last National Sports Festival tagged 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.
According to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who was represented by assistant chief of staff, Mudashir Toogun, and the commissioner for Youths, Sports and Special Needs, Stephen Kola-Balogun, 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 enjoin you to make a judicious use of the cash award on profitable ventures,” the top officials jointly stated.
“We enjoin other athletes to take a cue and strive to improve on your performance so that you may be eligible to benefit in future of the state reward.”
The gold medalists were rewarded with #500, 000, while the silver and bronze medalists were given #300, 000 and #200, 000 respectively.
The athteles and their coaches were given same cash rewards.
Osun won 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 7 Bronze at Eko 2012