Daily Trust (Abuja)

14 February 2013

Nigeria: Kurfi Commends Jonathan for Showering National Awards, Cash On Eagles

A sports enthusiast and football sponsor, Alhaji Aminu Kurfi yesterday commended President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for rewarding the victorious Super Eagles players and their handlers with national awards, cash and plots of land.

President Jonathan on Tuesday night, while hosting the team announced a reward of N150 million to the team, as well as a plot of land in Abuja to each member of the team and the award of national award on each of them.

Speaking in a telephone interview with Trustsports yesterday, Kurfi said the rewards will further boost the fortunes of the sector in the country, as many young men and women will give their best to represent the country in future international competitions.

Describing the gesture as a show of seriousness by the present administration to revive the sport sector in the country, Kurfi also urged President Jonathan to extend the reward to athletes in other sports whenever they win laurels for the country.

He urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the National Sports Commission (NSC) to build on the success achieved by the Super Eagles to relaunch the country's football to greatness.

"I want to use this opportunity to commend President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for rewarding the Super Eagles will national awards, cash and land in Abuja. It is a great way of motivation g the boys and those coming after them to give their best for the country.

"My appeal is that the President should not stop at that, he should also extend the same gesture to other Nigerian youths who win laurels for the country in other sports at international events", Kurfi stated.

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