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President Muhammadu Buhari Yesterday Conferred National Awards on 17 Athletes.

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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday conferred national awards on 17 athletes and gifted Two hundred million Naira to Team Nigeria to medalists at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games during the Presidential Reception of Team Nigeria to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and World Athletics Championship in the United State of America USA.

For the first time in the history of Nigeria, four athletes were honored with the Officer of The Order of Niger OON and these were Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume, Blessing Oborududu and Fumilayo Folashade with the gold medalists falling in Category A of the Awards gifted Four Million and Five hundred thousand naira each.

In Category B which also contained gold medalists with Member of the Order of Niger MON Awards with 4.5 Million Naira cash gifts were Odunayo Adekuoroye, Onywkwere Chioma, Nwachukwu Goodness Njideka Iyiazi, Ofili Favour, Lawal Afolashade, Genesis Mercy.

Athletes who won silver medals fell in Category C, and were honored with Federal Republic Medal Class 1 with cash gift of 2.5million Naira while Category D bronze medalist were honored with Federal Republic Medal Class 2 with One Million and five hundred thousand naira

Written by: Favour Mbah

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