A member of the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria, representing Remo Federal Constituency in the house of representative, Ladi Adebutu Kessignton has pledged financial commitment to the Nigeria Wheelchair Basketball team qualification for the 2016 RIO Olympics.
The Nigeria Wheelchair basketball team will, in September, participate at the Olympics qualifier holding in Algeria.
As a result of this, the businessman cum politician whose love for special athletes know no bound at a meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Wheelchair Basketball Federation promised to support the team participate in the qualifier and urged them to ensure that they pick the Olympic ticket for the country.
The member house of rep informed that he has been the success of the federation for a while now hence his decision to contribute his quota to the success of the team in its quest to making the country proud, saying,’ ’it will be joy of every Nigerians to see your team at the Olympics and as such will want you to go to Algeria and pick the Olympic ticket where I believe you will also make the country proud’’ ,he said.
Confirming this Tuesday by phone the president, Nigeria Wheelchair Basketball Federation,Bukola Olopade having expressed appreciation to the philanthropist assured that the players will pick the olympics ticket for the wheelchair basketball event in Algeria during the qualifier saying the is undergoing serious training and that th e federation will not leave any stone unturned to achieve this.
‘’we thank honourable Ladi Adebutu Kessignton for his kind support to the federation and most