FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc, makers of Peak Milk on Tuesday donated a new mobility bus with wheelchair access to the Nigeria Para-powerlifting Federation. The donation at the company’s headquarters in Lagos was in fulfillment of its recent promise to the Para-powerlifters.
The International Paralympic Committee-approved mobility bus seats 12 people and 15 wheel chairs. This first of its kind mobility bus in Nigeria is equipped with automated lifts and other features to ensure convenience and the safety of athletes.
At the presentation, Youth and Sports Development Minister, Solomon Dalung, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, said: “With this donation, FrieslandCampina WAMCO has elongated its catalogue of support to the Para-powerlifting team who has continued to contribute positively to Nigeria through global para-sports.
“FrieslandCampina WAMCO has remained a reliable and supportive partner of the Nigeria Para-powerlifting Federation; by this donation, the company has opened up space for greater inclusion in sports development in Nigeria.”
FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s Managing Director, Ben Langat, in his introductory speech highlighted the company’s support to the Nigeria Para-powerlifting Federation and explained the company’s belief that every Nigerian has the right to reach for their peak.
“By empowering our unstoppable para-powerlifters, the Peak brand is enabling Nigerians to reach for their Peak. We designed the ‘Unstoppable Campaign’ to tell the story of this remarkable set of people who have continued to break new grounds in spite of their physical limitations. Peak has touched the lives of many Nigerians with this campaign. It has become so powerful and is receiving very positive testimonials from consumers,” Langat said.
BY ANIMASHAUN DANIEL