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Tobi Amusan honoured by Ogun State government

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, honored athletes from the state who excelled in the 13th African Games in Accra with cash prizes at a special ceremony held at the Alake Sports Centre in Abeokuta.

Gold medal winners received N500,000 each, while silver and bronze medalists were awarded N300,000 and N250,000 respectively.

The event celebrated the achievements of the state athletes at both national and international competitions, acknowledging prominent names like Tobi Amusan, represented by her mother, Dorcas Adesokan, Adebisi Adekanbi, Joy Ola, Onyebuchi Chisom, and Sagari John.

The Commissioner for Sports, Wasiu Isiaka, praised the athletes for their hard work and dedication, emphasizing the importance of celebrating their achievements to boost morale and inspire future generations.

He highlighted that these rewards recognize the athletes’ perseverance and dedication, marking their names in history as champions.

Governor Abiodun’s gesture is aimed at encouraging more athletes to strive for excellence, with the upcoming 35th edition of the National Sports Festival to be hosted by Ogun State in January 2025.

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