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Nasarawa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Othman Bala, has announced a new reward package for coaches who helped their athletes to win medals at the just concluded EDO 2020 National Sports Festival.
The Nasarawa team won 22 medals, five Gold, four Silver, and thirteen Bronze medals, making it the highest medals in a single term in the history of Nigeria’s National Sports Festival.
The Commissioner who disclosed this during a meeting held with coaches of the various Sporting Associations that participated at the Festival also showered accolades on the feat attained by Team Nasarawa at the festival.
“Coaches who led their athletes to win a Gold medal are now promoted to the rank of Technical Advisers.
“Daily Duty Travel Allowance package for championships per coach goes up to fifteen thousand naira (N15,000.00) from the initial twelve thousand naira (N12,000.00) and a guaranteed monthly stipend per coach at five thousand naira (N5,000.00).
“Silver medalist coaches shall be entitled to three thousand naira (N3,000.00) as guaranteed monthly stipend while Bronze medalist coaches will get two thousand naira (N2,000.00) as guaranteed monthly stipend.
“These stipends, aside from your monthly emoluments, are gotten from the Ministry’s monthly Overhead Cost and it’s our internal way of motivating you as a management before the Government comes up with its reward system,” Bala said.
He therefore called on the coaches to sustain the effort on the successes recorded in Edo, assuring that more efforts would be put in place by the Government to attend to the various observations and suggestions made during the interface.