Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, has joined thousands and thousands of Nigerians in congratulating his constituent, Ese Brume, who on Tuesday received a medal for Nigeria on the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The Ughelli-born athlete gave Nigeria her first medal on the Olympic Video games with a bronze medal within the girls’s lengthy soar closing.
Brume recorded a 6.97 metres soar within the occasion, coming behind Germany’s Malaika Mihambo and Britney Reese of america.
In a congratulatory message, Omo-Agege, who’s representing Delta Central within the Senate, mentioned the athlete has not solely made the Urhobo nation and Delta State specifically proud but in addition Nigeria and Africa usually.
He harassed the necessity for the youth to emulate Brume’s can-do spirit by pushing themselves to the restrict. By doing this, he added, the sky will probably be their place to begin. OmoAgege who turned 58 on Tuesday, August 3, described the victory as the perfect birthday reward he had acquired.
“We’ve got adopted your progress through the years from being a three-time African senior champion within the lengthy soar with a private finest of seven.17m.
“Certainly, you have got proven us all of your laborious work and consistency through the years so it was no shock when the information broke of your achievement within the ongoing Olympics holding in Tokyo Japan.
“By claiming bronze medal, you have got rescued Staff Nigeria and we couldn’t be extra proud that it was certainly one of our daughters from Urhoboland that helped in salvaging the hope of our nation.
“We’re proud to affiliate with you as we stay up for extra victories from you sooner or later. We’ll proceed to reiterate the necessity for extra youth participation in sports activities as we are going to proceed to assist and harness them till they attain their full potentials,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, the Federal Authorities yesterday at Grand Prince Lodge, Tokyo, Japan, gave Brume and wrestling silver medallist, Blessing Oborodudu, $7,000 and $10, 000 respectively in success of the promise made to athletes, who win medals on the Video games.
Oborodudu and Brume have been offered their money by Sports activities Minister, Sunday Dare. Talking on the ceremony, Dare mentioned, “There’s no level delaying the reinforcement of those athletes, who’ve made the nation proud, that’s the reason they have been rewarded instantly for his or her document breaking efficiency.”
In her response, Oborodudu mentioned, “I’m simply tremendous excited and I need to say thanks to all my supporters and the Federal Authorities of Nigeria for the encouragement.”