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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

President Jonathan Honour Blessing Okagbare.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday honoured Olympic and world Athletics Championship medalist, Blessing Okagbare for her performance at the recently concluded 2013 World Athletic Championship in Moscow. Okagbare won the silver medal in the long jump and also placed third in the Women’s 200m race in the Athletics Championship. She is also the African record holder in 100m race.
While commending the athlete’s performance during a brief ceremony held at the Council Chamber of Aso Rock Presidential Villa on Wednesday, President Jonathan asked Nigerian youths, especially females to emulate Okagbare. President Jonathan also promised that his administration will no longer treat issues related to sports and sportsmen with levity. The President announced cash gift of N3 million for Okagbare who was accompanied to the occasion by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta, her home state.
The President also announced cash gift of N3.5m for her coach. On her part, Okagbare said there is no magic to sports and that with continuous support, she will continue to win laurels for the country. Weldone Blessing.

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