The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku has expressed fulfillment with the performance of the ministry’s contingents to the 2013 Civil Service Games which held in Makurdi, Benue State from …
In a reception held for the athletes at the National Press Centre, Abuja lately, the Minister offered cash rewards to the victorious athletes, who won laurels during the competition. The awards comprised: N50, 000 to Bronze Medalists, N75, 000 to Silver Medalists and N100, 000 to Gold Medalists.
The recipients of the prizes earned N50, 000 each for the squash single event, N50, 000 each for the squash joint event, N50, 000 each for squash team event and N50,000 each for the male volleyball team event as well as N75,000 for the coach.
Other rewards included N50, 000 offered to each member of the basketball team event, N75, 000 for each of the female handball players and N100, 000 for the coach. N100, 000 was presented to the chess single event competitor, N100,000 was given to each of the female volleyball team event, N125,000 to the team’s coach and N100,000 each to the contingents for the swimming events.
Remarking at the occasion, the Minister said that his action should serve as encouragement to them; stating that appreciation for a good effort need be expressed with a hand shake as well as fiscal cheque. He promised to improve on the prizes if the contingents win higher laurels.
Commenting on the participation by staff of the National Security and Civil Defence Corps as well as paramilitary organizations, the Minister observed that these categories of athletes are better fitted to join in the Armed Forces Games or Paramilitary Games. He called on the National President of the Federation of Public Service Games (FEPSGA), Victor Orji to consider an appropriate action in this wise.
He also promised to partake in the coming January 2014 walking jogging as exercising is good recipe for healthy body. ‘Keeping fit, he advised should be engaged regularly to avoid obesity.’
Federal Republic of Nigeria Press Release
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