Union Bank redeems pledge to Team Nigeria as Dalung assures of medal haul

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos

Union Bank Nigeria PLC redeemed its N30million pledge to support Team Nigeria and its officials participating in this year’s Olympic Games holding in Brazil.

This is coming as the Minister for Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung has assured that the team would not return to the country without any medal to show.

The Press Officer to the team, Mr. Tony Ubani, in a statement on Tuesday quoted the minister as assuring Nigerians that the team would still win some medals at the games.

Although, Nigeria’s name was yet to be on the medal table, Dalung said that he was optimistic that Team Nigeria would still win medals.

According to the statement obtained by BLACKFACE on Tuesday, the minister commended the bank for the support, saying, “We’re grateful for your donation and we promise to ensure a transparent management of the fund, for you to do more.’’

Ubani said that Yinka Kadejoh, the Events and Sports Officer of the bank presented ATM cards loaded with N250,000 to each of the athletes .

He said that they could use the cards anywhere in the world. The ceremony took place at the secretariat of Team Nigeria within the Games Village.

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