Former President of the Wheelchair Basketball Federation of Nigeria (WBFN), Chief Bukola Olopade revealed that winners of the BetKing 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball National Championship will pocket the sum of N2.2 million naira.
The Former Commissioner for Youths and Sport made the pronouncement during the Wheelchair Basketball National Championship taking place at the Alake Sports Centre on Friday.
Olopade said the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun is a passionate lover of sports and also supports persons living with disabilities.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports Management Limited said his partnership with the current board led by Seyi Johnson will produce positive results.
He said, “I do not know what the prize money for this championship is but from my pocket, on behalf of the Governor of Ogun State, His Excellency Dapo Abiodun I will support this event with the sum of 2.2 million naira.
“First position in the men’s and women’s categories will go home with 500,000 naira each. Second place wins the sum of 300,000 naira each (men and women), while the third position wins 200,000 naira. The Most Valuable players win 100,000 naira each in the men’s and women’s categories”.
He promised to continue monitoring the progress of Wheelchair Basketball in Nigeria and make efforts to have the sport at the 2024 National Sports Festival.