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Nigeria’s Winter Olympics Bobsled/Skeleton team gets Travelstart, KLM support


Manager of Travelstart Nigeria, Mr. Philip Akesson

Travelstart Nigeria and KLM Royal Dutch Airline are the latest firms supporting Nigeria’s Bobsled and Skeleton Federation’s quest to excel at the Winter Olympics slated for Pyeongchang, South Korea, from February 9 to 25.

The Nigerian quartet of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga and Simidele Adeagbon will adorn the nation’s green white green shirt at the games, the country’s first appearance in the competition.

Yesterday in Lagos, Travelstart Nigeria and KLM Royal Dutch Airline hosted the team, where it revealed that the partnership to identify with the achievement of the team, as well as its deep commitment to progress in Africa. The firms added that the full team would be flown from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos through Amsterdam to Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Africa.

An excited Country Manager of Travelstart Nigeria, Mr. Philip Akesson said they decided to share in the team’s resilience, passion and determination to excel in the sport.

“As Africa’s largest online travel agency, we are excited to use our partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to get the Nigerian team to their first Winter Olympics. The team’s resilience, passion, go-getter attitude towards achieving their goals is admirable, and is a message that resonates very deeply with our company values,” Akesson said.

In his statement, the General Manager, Air France KLM Nigeria and Ghana, Mr. Michel Colleau, said, “At KLM we are always looking for ways to be innovative, we care about our customers and we are also interested in supporting the countries we fly to. The Nigerian Bosled and Skeleton team are a group of young ladies who are innovative, dynamic, ambitious, pacesetters, and resilient.

These great qualities set them apart and embody our company’s ambition. We are pleased to unveil today a driving partnership with Travelstart to fly the flag carrying the team to South Korea to support their quest for gold.”

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