It was celebration galore in the camp of Team Nigeria on Tuesday night as athletes who won medals in their various events were given cash reward.
The cash presentation award ceremony was held at the Nigeria building at the Games Village.
The ceremony anchored by Mr Peter Nelson the deputy Chief de Mission of the Team Nigeria to the on going Brazzaville 2015 saw the gold medalist smiling home with 2,000dollars.
The silver and bronze medalists went home with 1,500 and 1,000dollars respectively.
The coaches were rewarded with 2,500dollars each and the cycling female team made up of six athletes were given 6,000dollars.
Otunla Baliqis stole the show of the night when received 6,000dollars for her effort .She won gold in weighting event: snatch,clean and jerk.
The cycling coach
Speaking at the ceremony for weightlifting, boxing,cycling, and beach volleyball, Nelson who commended the athletes urged then to utilize the bonus very well so that they will have something to fall back on.
He further explained that the bonus by the government was to encourage them and to show appreciation for a just b well done.
“The ceremony here today was to encourage you all and to show to you that the government is much concern and ready to support all of you. This will serve as a tool to encourage others to excel”,he said.
He thus urge others who did not win to put in more effort and that they should not be discouraged as they can do better in subsequent games.
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