Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has announced reward to the state medalists at the just concluded national sports festival Edo 2020 with N500,000 to each gold medalists.
Other athletes who would receive donation were Silver medalists with the sum of N350,000 each ,bronze medalists, N250,000 each while each coach of every sport would get N500,000 each.
He disclosed this when he hosted the athletic team that represented Oyo state at the Governor’s office Secretariat Ibadan.
Governor Makinde said that his administration would continue to prioritise sports development as a strategic means to productively engage youths in the state
While lauding the Oyo state Contingent at the Edo 2020 competition, Governor Makinde implored all the medalists not to take their career to other states as being insinuated in some quarters saying the state would never disappoint them.
The commissioner for Sports, Mr. Seun Fakorede said the feat recorded by the state contingent was unprecedented.
Earlier, one of the medalists, Babalola Mumini, made some requests bordering on employment, finance and logistics.