Special Olympics World Games 2019: Union Bank Hosts Team Nigeria

By Dipo Olowookere

Team Nigeria to the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi was recently hosted to a reception after their exploits at the competition.

The team was welcomed back into the country by Union Bank, proud co-sponsors of the team, as well as Board and Members of Special Olympics (SO) Nigeria.

Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing at Union Bank, Mrs Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem, congratulated the athletes and commended their hard work, resilience and resolve.

She also applauded the efforts and dedication of the officials who worked extensively with the teams ahead of the competition.

According to her, “Union Bank is proud of the longstanding relationship we have developed with Special Olympics Nigeria, a platform that is focused on three areas we are passionate about – Talent development, Sports and Inclusion.”

“As an institution committed to enabling people succeed, we are inspired by the team’s performance at the recent World Games, a testament to their hard work, determination and resilience,” she added.

The 84-man delegation to the World Games was made up of 24 officials and 60 athletes who represented Nigeria in 8 sports categories including Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Table-tennis, Volleyball, Swimming and Cycling, winning a total of 63 medals.

Union Bank has been a consistent supporter of Special Olympics Nigeria and Sports in general.

In 2015, the Bank sponsored Team Nigeria to the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. The Bank was also the official corporate sponsor of the Nigerian team to the last Olympic Games in Rio.

This partnership with Special Olympics Nigeria highlights Union Bank’s deep rooted support for inclusion and sports in Nigeria.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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