Francis Achi, Abuja
After winning gold medal for Edo state in traditional boxing popularly called Dembe, Abubakar Dogo Maitakwasara says N1million naira offer for a gold medal took him to Edo state, reports totorinews.com exclusively.
Maitakwasara said that Edo state offered him better financial entitlements and as a sport man, he had no other option than to dump Zamfara state to move down to Edo state and he is very happy that he defeated Abu Kani Bello of Niger state in the final of Dembe.
“I am happy , very happy to represent Edo state and to win gold medal for the state. Edo state motivated me well with their better package for athletes and I am happy with the gold medal I won today.” Maitakwasara said.
“When a state promised to pay me N1million if i win gold medal for them, I must win it for them and it happened today . Aside from the promise, the state also pays me N50,0000.00 monthly . So, I am happy to represent Edo state,” he said.
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