Abandoned by Ogun State, FG: Tokyo 2020 Gold Medalist Latifat Cries Out


From Solanke Ayomideji Taiwo, Abeokuta

The winner of Nigeria’s first gold medal at the just concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Latifat Tijjani Omolola has decried abandonment by Ogun state government, and Hon Sunday Dare, Minister of Youths and Sports winning Gold Medal for Nigeria.

Tijani Latifat’s uncomplicated building

Speaking in Abeokuta at her uncompleted building where she is managing, Tijani Latifat said she has made so many efforts in meeting Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun mfr after the completion of the Tokyo 2020 Games but all her efforts proved abortive. 

She wept profusely during the interview due to the erosion effect on her properties at her uncompleted building situated at Elega area of Abeokuta, Ogun State.

” I have decided to stay in Tokyo, Japan because of careless attitude of Nigeria government, after the completion of the Tokyo 2020 Games, the Minister of Youth and Sports welcomed us after our arrival and he promised instant awards and up till this moment, we have never seen or heard anything in respect to the prices.” Latifat said.

The mother of two girls, also said she is the only one catering for her two girls as their father is not financially buoyant to cater for the family. 

Tijani Latifat’s uncomplicated building

“During the 2016, I was given instant cash of 1 Million naira as compensation, which I used to secure land and started building my own apartment to be free from landlord issues, the compensation encouraged me to go further in my sport activities, but this time around, not even the commissioner of youth and sports, or it’s Special Assistant called me to congratulate me”,

“I want Nigerians to assist me with anything they can to strengthen my career in life.” She added”. 

She gave her account number as “Tijani Latifat Omolola 0312838013 FCMB in case of any assistance from Nigerians and other international philanthropists.

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