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At breakfast with Unstoppables, company donates equipment, other items to para-powerlifters

By Alex Monye
10 October 2022   |   2:21 am
The National Stadium, Lagos, was brought to life on Thursday when the official sponsor of the Nigerian Para Powerlifting Federation (NPPF), Peak Milk, hosted the country’s Paralympians

The National Stadium, Lagos, was brought to life on Thursday when the official sponsor of the Nigerian Para Powerlifting Federation (NPPF), Peak Milk, hosted the country’s Paralympians to an event tagged ‘Breakfast with Unstoppables.’

Laced with music and anchored by the popular artiste, Yaw, Peak said the event was aimed at reiterating its commitment to supporting NPPF’s athletes as they continually strive to win medals for Nigeria in international competitions.

Company Secretary/Cluster Head of Legal FCSSA, Olubukunola Olateru (left); Sales Director FCW, Adedeji Adesoga; Executive Corporate Affairs Director FCW, Ore Famurewa; NPPF President, Chiemeka Ezenwanne Charles; NPPF Secretary General, Ahmed Abdullahi Libata; Managing Director, FCSSA, Ben Langat; NPPF Technical Director, Dr. Joy Mayaki; Marketing Manager, Peak, Omolara Banjoko; Marketing Director, SSA, Chris Wullf-Caesar; Paralympians, Innocent Nnamdi, Bose Omolayo and Oluwafemiayo Folashade, during the Breakfast With The Unstoppables, at the National Stadium.

The Paralympic team, also known as ‘the Unstoppables,’ sustained their performance with exploits at their latest exploits at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England; and the 22nd African Championships in Saint Pierre, Mauritius, where they posted credible, medal-winning performances.

Speaking at the event, Managing Director, FrieslandCampina Sub-Saharan Africa Cluster, Ben Langat, affirmed the continued backing of the Unstoppables by the milk brand.

The event also saw the Federation receiving new sets of top-of-the-line wheelchairs, in addition to nutritional support to nourish the athletes to even greater performances in coming competitions.

Langat outlined the support the brand extended to the team over the years which, in turn, inspired the athletes to unprecedented heights, making them rank high among the most successful Nigerian national teams ever.

He also revealed that Peak fully funded the team to two international meets in 2019 and 2020, which were preceded by a complete refurbishment of the team’s training facility at the National Stadium, Lagos. This gesture also includes fitting the facility with brand-new International Paralympics Commission-approved equipment.

He added that the brand procured an IPC-approved wheel-chair mobility bus, specially customised for elite athletes. The bus, now fully reconditioned after four years in the service of the Federation, was re-presented to the athletes for their use.

Langat said: “The company’s decision to partner with the team is in line with the brand’s promise to enable and empower its teeming consumers to reach their Peak, regardless of any limitations.

“Peak has again demonstrated that it is a brand that is committed to corporate social responsibility ethos and one that is patriotic in orientation and outlook. At FrieslandCampina WAMCO, we are indeed very happy to be associated with ‘the Unstoppables’ because the team has inspired many people and we employ the team to continue in that same spirit.”

The session also witnessed the presentation of ‘Unstoppable Humans of Change,’ by Marketing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Chris Wulff-Caesar, who explained that the programme is designed to identify unsung heroes among Nigerians with the same unstoppable spirit.

NPPF President, Ezenwanne expressed profound gratitude to Peak for the brand’s support to the Federation and its activities since 2016, describing the nation’s number one milk brand as “indeed, the number one sponsors of sports in the land”, to the applause of all present.

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, represented by the Deputy Director and Liaison Officer, Mrs. Ekanam Mbora, commended the Peak brand for its support to NPPF and its athletes, as well as Nigerian sports in general.