Ministry signs adopt-a-talent MOU with Halogen over Adekouroye
Speaking at the brief event, the minister said he was impressed with the level of Adekuoroye’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and expressed optimism that she would win the elusive gold medal at the world’s biggest sports event.
To aid her preparations, he also donated kits to the wrestler, even as Halogen has credited her personal account with the sponsorship sum.
Reacting to the development, Adekuoroye promised to work hard to make Nigeria proud at the Tokyo Olympics, even as she also expressed gratitude to the minister and Halogen Company.
“The minister is more like a father to me. He is doing what a father should do for a daughter and I have nothing to give to him but I promise to make him proud. No competition is easy. We are trained to wrestle and we will do just that.
“I also want to thank Halogen Company. Three entities wanted to adopt me at first but the spirit of the Lord led the Minister to take me to Halogen. I promise to make my coach, the minister and all Nigerians proud.”
The adopt-an-athlete initiative, a brainchild of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development was created to get athletes adopted by charitable individuals and corporate organizations with a view to providing support for the athletes’ training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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