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Peak Milk lifts para-powerlifters with wheelchair accessible bus


Queen Uboh test running the bus<br />

Friesland Campina WAMCO, manufacturers of Peak Milk brand, recently hosted the Unstoppables, a team of para-powerlifters, as a mark of honour for their landmark performance at the just held World Para-powerlifting Competition in Lagos, where Team Nigeria came out tops.

The team won a total of 42 medals (20 Gold, 15 Silver and 7 Bronze) at the just concluded World Para-powerlifting Competition held in Lagos. This is seen as increased motivation for the athletes to ‘Reach for the Peak’ at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.

The company’s Managing Director, Ben Langat, led top management of the company to the presentation ceremony, which had the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youths and Sports, Olusade Adesola, who stood in for the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, as the Special Guest of Honour.

At the event, the company donated an International Paralympic Committee-approved mobility bus to the team.

The bus seats 12 people and 15 wheelchairs. 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, Dalung, 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.”

Langat highlighted the company’s support to the Nigeria Para-powerlifting Federation, adding, “This clearly explains FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s purpose as a company and our belief that every Nigeria 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.

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