Lagos, July 17, 2015: Ahead of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, holding in Los Angeles, United States of America from Saturday, July 25 to Monday, August 3 2015,
Speaking at a Send forth ceremony held in honour of the 42 athletes representing the country on Friday, July 17 2015 at Terra-Culture in Victoria Island Lagos, the Director, Public Affairs and Communications,
According to Ugorji,
He said, “We have had a very exciting partnership with the Special Olympics movement across the world and in Nigeria. Beyond the partnership, this is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts to empower people with disability with the opportunity to attain their potentials. Interestingly, we have two of our employees, Emmanuel Ekomabasi and George Osadalor, who will be featuring in the Unified Soccer Games. We are very proud of them and know they will do us proud.”
He added that through the Special Olympics,
Chairman, Special Olympics Nigeria Board of Directors, Victor Gbolade Osibodu while commending
The Nigerian contingent to the Special Olympics World Games will be participating in different sports including, Table Tennis, Athletics, Badminton, Aquatics, Basketball, Cycling and Unified Soccer. At the last games in 2013 held in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, Special Olympics Nigeria carted away 49 medals, including Gold, Silver and Bronze.