Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta yesterday in Asaba prayed with the state’s contingents (Team Delta) before their departure for the National Sports Festival billed to commence on Thursday in Abuja.
Okowa, during the prayer session at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, pledged to give the team N1 million for every gold it won at the event.
The governor also promised give the team N500,000 and N250,000 for every silver and bronze medal respectively won at the festival.
“You have worked very hard in the last three weeks for the festival; it is time to harvest the medals.
“You are Team Delta, and remember that there is no team that will be like Team Delta, and I believe your coaches have been doing very well.
“For every gold medal you will get N1 million; so, if you are not prepared for gold, work harder to get gold.
“For every Silver medal you will have N500, 000 while every Bronze medal attracts N250, 000.
“We are the defending champion and the hands of God will bring back this trophy because, you are going to Abuja in the name of God.
“Be prayerful and confident,” the governor said.
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