National award thrills Brume

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Anthony Nlebem

Athlete Ese Brume, who won gold in the women’s long jump event, as well as break the Games record at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, is thrilled to have been honoured by the country, following an outstanding year, where she also claimed a silver medal at the World Championships in Oregon, United States.

She holds the new Commonwealth record with a jump of 7.00m, sending Australia’s Bronwyn Thompson’s previous record of 6.97m crashing down.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on September 15 approved the National Honour of Officer of The Order of The Niger and cash awards of N200m for Team Nigeria’s contingent to the 2022 Commonwealth Games and the World Athletics Championships.

Brume, who was among the recipients, is delighted to have been honoured with the OON.

“I am extremely honoured to receive such an important award from His excellency @muhammadubuhari I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received for my work.

“Winning this award would not have been possible without the inspiration I have received from God, from whom I have derived the strength to challenge myself and perform better at each stage.

“I sincerely thank each one of you for your constant support. I can proudly hold up this award as a mark of my achievement. I also promise to only get better at my work so that you can see me here for more of such awards,” Brume wrote on her Instagram page.”

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