By Gabriel Olawale
Chairman/CEO of HS Media, owners of HotSports, Mr. Taye Ige, has praised Friesland Campina WAMCO for turning the dilapidated Power Gymnasium complex at the National Stadium, Surulere to a world class training facility.
The complex which was equipped with the best and latest training materials, to challenge the Nigerian Paralympic team to achieve more, remains one of several interventions by Friesland Campina WAMCO.
Celebrating the success story with the company, Mr. Ige said as a company, they are happy to be part of that success story, initiated and financed by Peak Milk, a brand that has shown enormous support and encouragement to sportsmen and women in Nigeria.
Ige said the journey that led to the complete overhaul of the Power Gymnasium, the first time since the stadium was commissioned in 1972, began during a chance visit to the stadium by a top ranking official of Friesland Campina WAMCO, who was stunned on seeing the archaic, dilapidating and unconducive atmosphere where the Paralympic Team, that hauled medals at the last Paralympics trained.
“Convinced that if the place is made conducive for the Paralympians, they can do more and achieve more, Freisland Campina WAMCO adopted it as one of their corporate social responsibilities to Nigeria’s sports development.
“WAMCO didn’t stop at just renovating the structure. The company also instructed us to spare no effort in sourcing for the best, most modern equipment from renowned, reputable sports equipment companies in the world and worked with our experts. The result is what we have today, a world class Power Gym.