Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has announced a reward package for sportsmen and women from the state that participated in different competitions recently.
Olympic silver medalist, who won gold in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games, Blessing Oborududu and sprinter, Timma Godbless, who won gold in 4×100 relay for Nigeria in the African Senior Athletics Championship in Mauritius were among recipients of the governor’s gesture.
Among others were teenage table tennis sensation, Samuel Boboye, who won two gold medals for Nigeria in the Africa U-19 championship in Tunisia as well as
Bayelsa Queens, champions of the African Female Champions League WAFU Zone B tournament in Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire. Coaches of the teams were also rewarded.
Governor Diri, while receiving the athletes and footballers inside the executive council chambers of the Government House in Yenagoa on Tuesday, said they made Nigeria and the state proud.
His Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, quoted him in a statement as saying that the people of Bayelsa can hold their heads high because of the sterling performances of the sportsmen and women and urged them to continue on the path of success.