The Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde has fulfilled the financial promise he made to athletes and coaches who made the state proud at last National Sports Festival in Edo State.
The Pacesetter state came sixth at the Nigerian Olympics with 31 gold, 30 silver and 42 bronze medals which was the highest number of medals ever recorded by the state.
The Governor made the promise of 500,000 naira to gold medalists, 350,000 to silver medalists and 200,000 to bronze medalists with the coaches also been rewarded with 500,000 naira each irrespective of the medals won when he hosted the victorious team in April.
Para Athletes Yakub Adesokan (Gold in Power Lifting) and Clifford Orusa (Gold in deaf shotput and discuss) however got special treatment as they were awarded with one million naira each.
Exciting times, naira rain and smiles to the bank!