Gold medallist at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be rewarded with $7, 000 each, the Federal Government has said.
Disclosing this to athletes and officials, the Minister of Sports, Tammy Danagogo, also said Silver medalist will get $4,000 while Bronze medalist will go home with $3,000, adding that the gesture aimed at motivating the athletes.
“This financial reward is designed to motivate all of you to win more medals for Nigeria. We are proud of the medal we have won at the weigth lifting category and we are expecting more from all of you. Let me assure you that the government is ready to do more for all of you if you win more medals for the country” Dr. Danagogo said.
In addition to the $7,000 for Miss Chika Ahamala, the first Gold medalist for Nigeria, in the women’s weight lifting category, Dr. Danagogo announced additional $1,000 for her breaking the Commonwealth record in the weight lifting category.