A breakdown of the money showed that all the 15 gold medal winners got N30,000 each, amounting to N450,000, the 22 silver medallists were rewarded with N20,000 each totaling N440,000 while the 31 bronze medallists were awarded N10,000 each which summed up to N310,000.
Speaking on the “instant cash awards” gesture of the state government, Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Olugbenga Otenuga, said it was a way of thanking the athletes for making the state proud and to encourage others to put more effort so that they can benefit from such gesture in the future.
Otenuga also praised the athletes for giving their best, saying that most of them were grass-root athletes discovered recently during the State Grass-root Games.
While noting that they competed brilliantly against professionals, the commissioner advised them to continue with their training for better future performance, reiterating the state government’s resolve to always encourage grass-root sports development.
Ogun State finished seventh in the overall medals table with 15 gold, 22 silver and 31 bronze medals.