Vanguard (Lagos)

25 November 2012

Nigeria: Governor Promises Team Borno Naira Rain

As a morale booster for his State's athletes at the National Sports Festival beginning in Lagos on Tuesday, the Borno State governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima has promised them Naira rain if they excel in the biennial event.

Speaking to Team Borno contingent during their send forth ceremony, the governor promised each gold medalist the sum of N300,000, silver medalist N200,00 and N100,000 for each bronze medalists.

He commended the athletes for bracing all odds to remmain camp despite the violent nature of the State in recent times.

Meanwhile, the State's commissioner for sports, Isa Audu Burotai assured the citizens of the State that Borno will surprise all in the faestival, adding, "we are ready for the festival, Borno is the team to beat in hockey, handball, cycling and Kokawa, etc," he said.

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