Athletes who won laurels while representing the country during championships this year have cause to smile as President Goodluck Jonathan has set in motion a committee to harmonize incentive for them come December, for Presidential rewards.
According to the Director-General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Dr. Patrick Ekeji, the athletes will be rewarded in a colorful ceremony in Abuja in the first week of December, a date fixed by the committee headed by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Alhaji Yayale and Finance Minister as member,
“All the Nigerian athletes who won laurels for the nation will be rewarded in a colorful ceremony in Abuja in December and to make that happen, the President has set up a committee to harmonize incentive for the sports men and women.”
According to Ekeji, who happens to be Secretary of the Committee, all the athletes are expected to receive huge monetary gifts in appreciation of their efforts to put Nigeria at per with the best sports nations in the world.
“For putting Nigeria among the best nations of sports in the World, all the athletes will get huge monetary gifts,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the new Africa female football champions, the Super Falcons, the country’s U-20 female team, the Falconets, the U-17 female team, Flamingoes as well as the male U-17 team, the Golden Eaglets will also benefit from the Presidential rewards in December.