Nigeria’s Youth and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, has commended Peak Milk, Nigeria’s No.1 milk brand from the stables of FrieslandCampina WAMCO for renovating the paralympians’ power-lifting gym in Lagos.
The Minister gave this commendation during the handover ceremony of the renovated gym held at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos Friday, January 19, 2018.
“The newly renovated gym, which is now of world class standard would further inspire athletes, especially our Para-Powerlifting Team to continue to push the limits of excellence by winning more laurels for Nigeria” Dalung said.
The Minister called on other corporate bodies to emulate FrieslandCampina WAMCO and the Peak brand by partnering with government at all levels to support sports development in the country.
In his remarks, the Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Mr. Ben Langat said that the brand took up the challenge to renovate the stadium, to use the story of the paralympians to inspire and motivate other Nigerians across all walks of life.
“We were inspired by the achievement of the paralympians whose will power, drive and self-motivation to win against all odds have seen them shine despite the obsolete and non-functional gym equipment and facilities they had to use in the past. They have shown us all that regardless of whatever challenges we face, with determination, we can always reach for our Peak” Langat said.
Langat then charged the Para-Powerlifting Team members who are currently ranked No. 1 in the world to make good use of the newly installed world class gym equipment and continuously make the country proud through several record breaking achievements.
Also speaking at the event, Head Coach of Nigeria’s Para-Powerlifting Team, Feyisetan Are, commended Peak Milk for coming to the aid of the athletes by transforming the National Stadium gym into a world class facility and for also supporting the team with monthly supply of milk products. “This would definitely go a long way to enhance our training process and spur us to more success,” Are said.
Peak’s partnership with Nigeria’s Paralympics team has been three-pronged: Providing nutritional support since December 2016 with a monthly supply of Peak milk, amplification of the team’s success story to all Nigerians with the ‘Unstoppables’ campaign, and full upgrade of the paralympians’ gym with world class training equipment.
A sumptuous luncheon party followed the unveiling of the new look gym. Paralympians, dignitaries and journalists were treated to good food, drinks and a rendition of the Peak ‘Unstoppables’ theme song written and performed by the acclaimed music maestro Cobhams Asuquo.