President Buhari hosted and rewarded Victorious Men and Women of Sports in Nigeria at the Statehouse Banquet Hall today January 21st. At the reception, Buhari rewarded World scrabble champion, Wellington Jighere with N1.5m while his coach got N1.2m & his team security got N450k reward. The Golden Eaglets got N1.2m each while their Coach got N900k and Assistant coach got N600k. Other Golden Eaglet team officials got between N200, 000 to -300,000.
U-23 AFCON Champions and their coach were rewarded with N500,000 each. Also rewarded was the 1985 squad that got N2m each while their coaches got N1.5m. The Next of kin of late Kingsley Akhionbare is to get his on behalf of the family.
Nigeria’s National basketball team, D’tigers got N600k each while their Coach got N600k. The U16 female basketball team that won silver at the U16 FIBAAFRICA were rewarded with N600k each. Their coaches also got same amount while other officials got N150k.
Also rewarded were the Athletes at the IPC Asian open (powerlifting). The winner of the Gold medal got 600K, Silver 450k & coaches 450k. Officials N250K.