Nigerian Olympic Team has received a donation of N30 million from Union Bank to support the nation’s sports men and women in their campaign in Rio Brazil.
The Bank through its Head, Corporate Communications of Union Bank, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaiden confirmed that the money was for both the athletes and Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC). A sum of N25 million was for the athletes and N5 million for the NOC’s logistics for the Games according to report on Punch Newspaper.
”We see sport as one of the areas of our corporate social responsibility. We are contributing our quota towards developing the skills of our athletes.
”We are not new in this venture; we are helping in boosting the moral of our athletes. In Nigeria we depend solely on the government and this ought not to be so.
”I hope other entities and institutions will take a cue from us and support Team Nigeria.
”We are going to ensure that Nigerian athletes in Rio are happy all through the Games,’’ she said.
Solomon Ogba, the first Vice-President of NOC, in response to the bank’s gesture thanked the bank for playing the role it should play in corporate Nigeria and promised that the athletes would not let them down.
Reports also have it that the newly elected captain of the Olympic Team, John Obi Mikel recently assisted the football team in Atlanta with a sum of $30,000 Dollars.