Nigerian President Awards Cash, National Honors To 2000 Sydney Games Gold Medalists
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has awarded various forms of cash rewards and national honors to the Gold Medalist members of the 4x400m relay team at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, according to XINHUA. Jonathan announced a cash reward of 5M naira ($31,215) each for the athletes and 7M naira ($43,561) each for the two coaches "at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa," in Abuja, Nigeria. The athletes are Clement Chukwu, Jude Monye, Fidelis Gadzama, Aniefiok Udobong, Nduka Nwanze and the late Sunday Bada, "who was represented by his wife," Adesumbo. The two coaches are Innocent Egbunike and Solomon Abari (XINHUA, 7/25).