The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR has conferred a national honour on Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume and other Nigerian athletes in Abuja.
As reported by SportsRation on Monday, Nigeria’s Athletes to the just concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham have been rewarded today.
The athletes who secured Nigeria’s best-ever finish at the Commonwealth games were rewarded with national honours and cash rewards.
For the first time in the history of Nigeria, four athletes were honoured with the Officer of The Order of Niger (OON).
The athletes in this Category A are; Tobi Amusan, Ese Brume, Blessing Oborududu and Fumilayo Folashade, all four athletes won a gold medal at the just concluded Commonwealth games.
Aside from the national honours, they were also gifted Four Million and Five hundred thousand naira each (N4.5m).
In Category B, 7 athletes who also won a gold medal at the Commonwealth games were conferred by President Buhari with the Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).
The athletes in this category are Odunayo Adekuoroye, Onywkwere Chioma, Nwachukwu Goodness, Njideka Iyiazi, Ofili Favour, Lawal Afolashade, and Genesis Mercy.
They were each given N4.5m for their heroics.
In Category C, athletes who won silver medals were honoured with Federal Republic Medal Class 1 and cash gift of N2.5m.
Lastly, the Category D (bronze medalist) were honoured with Federal Republic Medal Class 2 with One Million and five hundred thousand naira (N1.5m).
Below is the table listing all the winners at the just concluded Commonwealth Games
1. Olarinoye Adenike Adijat- Gold in the women’s 55kg weightlifting
2. Edidiong Joseph Umoafia – Bronze in men’s 67kg Weightlifting
3. Rafiatu Folashade Lawal – Gold women’s 59kg Weightlifting
4. Islamiyat Adebukola – Bronze in women’s 64kg weight lifting
5. Taiwo Laidi – silver in women’s 76kg weightlifting
6. Mary Taiwo Osijo – Bronze in women’s 87kg weightlifting
7. Innocent Nnamdi – Bronze in men’s lightweight powerlifting category
8. Folashade Oluwafemiayo – Gold in women’s Heavyweight Powerlifting
9. Bose Omolayo – Silver in women’s Heavyweight Powerlifting
10. Ikechukwu Obichukwu – SIlver in medal in men’s Heavyweight Powerlifting
Para-Table Tennis (4)
11. Faith Obazuaye – Bronze women’s Singles Classes 6-10 Para Table
12. Ogunkunle Isau – Bronze in the Men’s Singles Classes 3-5 Para Table
13. Nasiru Sule – Silver Men’s Singles Classes 3-5 Para Table
14. Ifechukwude Christiana IKPEOYI – Silver in Women’s Para Table-Tennis
15. Goodness Chiemerie Nwachukwu – Gold in F42 Discus
16. Eucharia Iyiazi – Gold in women’s F55-57 Shot Put
17. Ugochi Alam –Bronze in women’s F55-57 Shot Put
18. Odunayo Adekuoroye – Gold in women’s 57kg Freestyle wrestling
19. Blessing Oborududu – GOld in women’s 68kg Freestyle Wrestling
20. Esther Kolawole – Bronze in women’s 62kg freestyle wrestling
21. Miesinnei Mercy Genesis – Gold in women’s Wrestling Freestyle 50kg
22. Ebikewenimo Welson – Silver in men’s Freestyle 57kg Wrestling
23. Ogbonna John – Bronze in the men’s Freestyle 74kg
24. Hannah Rueben – Silver medal in the 76kg women’s Wrestling
25. Ifeanyi Onyekwere – Bronze in men’s boxing Super-heavyweight
26. Jacinta Umunnakwe – Bronze in the Women’s boxing Middleweight event
27. Elizabeth Oshoba – Silver women boxing over 54kg-57kg (Featherweight)
28. Chioma Onyekwere – Gold in women’s discus
29. Obiageri Amechi – Bronze in women’s discus
30. Favour Ofili – Silver in women’s 200m
31. Tobi Amusan – Gold in women’s 100m hurdles
32. Udodi Onwuzuruike, Favour Ashe, Alaba Akintola, Raymond Ekevwo – Bronze in the men’s 4x100m relay
33. Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha – Gold in women’s 4x100m relay
34. Ese Brume – – Gold in women’s Long Jump
35. Elizabeth Oshoba – Silver women boxing over 54kg-57kg (Featherweight)
The Nigerian National Honours, in descending order of importance, are:
Order of the Federal Republic
Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (GCFR)
Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR)
Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR)
Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR)
Order of the Niger
Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON)
Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON)
Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON)
Member of the Order of the Niger (MON)