As the 2021 edition of the President Beach Volleyball Championship solely sponsored by Engineer Musa Nimrod grinded to a halt on Wednesday, Senior Special Adviser on Youth, Sports and Culture to Chairman Northern Speakers Forum, Rt. Honourable Yusuf Zailani, Honourable Ekene Abubakar Adams spoiled the winners by announcing donation of N400,000 to them.
Honourable Ekene, who was at the final as one of the special guests, announced the donations to the four categories, with first, second and third winners of each sharing N100,000 donation.
When asked what prompted his donation by newsmen, Honourable Ekene said he was impressed by their standard of play and added to their cash prize to further motivate them to greater heights.
“We are happy our state did well in all the categories and made us proud. The donations are to motivate the athletes to inspire them to do more for the state and NIgeria,” he added.
Also fielding questions from newsmen after his team won a double in the female event, Customs Coach, Samuel Onikeku described their victory as sweet.
“I am elated my team won first and third in the female category. We were hoping to win first and second but it wasn’t possible,” he said.
Speaking further, he explained that the Comptroller General of Customs has done a lot for the team.
“The CGC is always motivating and encouraging us,” he added.