Nigerian Olympians, Paralympians Get Cash Reward For Heroics

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Nigerian athletes, who won medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games, were rewarded as Mamador doled out the sum of N6.5million to them at a reception held in Lagos.

Nigeria got two medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games, a Silver and Bronze, won by Blessing Oborodudu in wrestling and Ese Brume in the long jump event.

At the Paralympic Games, the country won a total of four Gold, one Silver and five Bronze medals. Surprisingly, a majority of the athletes that won medals for Nigeria at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games were women.

Speaking at a reception, Mamador’s Head of Marketing, Chioma Mbanugo, stated that the company decided to celebrate the athletes in line with its vision.

“At Mamador, we pride ourselves as a brand that brings more flavours to life, allow women to experience life outside the routines, motivate them to see life’s limitless possibilities and empower them to achieve fulfillment in their chosen endeavours,” Mbanugo said.

“In demonstrating this objective, the Mamador brand is celebrating our heroics medallists at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games.”

While the duo of Oborodudu and Brume got the sum of N1.5million, the Paralympics team was presented the sum of N5million.

The vice president of the Nigeria Paralympics Committee, CP Bankole Anderson, commended Mamador for the cash and material gift, which he described as big motivation for the athletes. He called on other corporate organisations to emulate Mamador’s gesture by encouraging the athletes ahead and after major competitions.


Chidi Nwoke/The Guardian.

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