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Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has greatly rewarded state athletes who won medals at the 13th All African Games held in Accra Ghana.

Governor Abiodun, who presented cheques and certificates of commendation to the athletes, at the Basketball Pavilion of the Alake Sports Complex, Ijeja, Abeokuta, stated that Gold medalists would receive N500, 000, just as Silver and Bronze medalists would get N300, 000 and N250, 000, respectively.

Represented by his Commissioner in the Sports Ministry, Gov. Abiodun revealed that coaches and other athletes who did not win any medal at the Games would get N150, 000 each.

He enthused that the athletes gave an impressive display of talents and dedication, through hard work and perseverance, culminating in the ultimate recognition that the medals and financial rewards symbolise.

“Your dedication and perseverance have paid off and your names will go down in history as champions. You have proven that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. Your achievements will continue to inspire a new generation of athletes and your legacy will live on for years to come”, he said.

The Governor hinted that as part of his administration’s effort to reposition sports and sporting activities in the state, government was working out special health and insurance scheme for the athletes, reiterating his administration’s commitment to supporting the Ministry, to have a robust and impactful platform for grassroots sports to thrive, athletes to excel and reap the fruits of their labour.

In her welcome address, the Acting Director of Sports, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Alade congratulated the athletes, saying their dedication and passion for sport had paid off with these accomplishments.

She advised them to continue to strive for greater achievements in their various careers, saying they have great potential to inspire others to strive for excellence.

She submitted that sports should not just be an activity to keep body and soul together as a form of recreation or to prevent diseases, but a great avenue to unite nations, as well as a huge industry for wealth creation, with versed areas of specialisation for meaningful engagement and source of livelihood.

On behalf of the recipients of the financial reward, the number one African player in Badminton, Miss Dorcas Adesokan, appreciated the government for the gesture, saying the reward would motivate them to do more for the state and country at large.


Disu Ayobami & Dupe Odeniyi,

Press Officers, Ministry of Sports Development


Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has charged Chairmen in the 20 Local Government Areas, to continue to embark on realistic and people-oriented projects that would have a positive impact on the citizens.

Governor Abiodun gave the charge at the commissioning of Local Government Health Authority Administrative Block, Health Centre and 18 open stalls, at Oja-Oba Market, Isara Remo in Remo North Local Government Area.

He said government at all levels needed to provide and create an enabling environment to allow businesses to thrive, thereby increasing the Internally Generated Revenue.

The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Ganiyu Hamzat, added that provision of health facilities, infrastructure and social amenities would have a direct bearing on the economic growth of the area and the state at large.

Speaking, Chairman, Remo North Local Government, Hon. Dapo Odunsi, appreciated the governor for his support, urging residents of the area to continue to cooperate with the present administration, ensure peaceful co-existence among themselves and work towards the progress and development of the local government.

In his remarks, a former Chairman of the local government and an elder statesman in the area, Chief Kolapo Ogunjobi, commended the council chairman for his selflessness and commitment to the development of the council, enjoining him to e

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