By Rosemary Onuoha
Leadway Assurance Company Limited has restated its commitment to sustaining its Corporate Social Responsibility to enhance socio-economic growth in the country.
To this end, Leadway Assurance has described the Nigerian contingent to the just-concluded 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi as true heroes who deserve to be celebrated by the nation at large.
Speaking during a reception hosted in Lagos by the Special Olympics Nigeria for the team and various sponsors that made the team’s participation at the Abu Dhabi event possible, Ademola Ayodabo who represented Leadway Assurance’s Head of Corporate Communications, Olubunmi Adeleye, said the team’s total haul of sixty-three individual medals in eight sporting activities was a testament to the irrepressible Nigerian spirit.
He noted that Leadway Assurance was proud to be associated with the great success story of the team both as a sponsor and also for being represented on the Board of Special Olympics Nigeria. He also promised that the company was committed to sustaining its CSR support for Special Olympics Nigeria.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, Victor Osibodu, Chairman, Special Olympics Nigeria, said the Nigerian contingent to the games earned global respect for their magnificent achievements in Abu Dhabi.
“I’m proud to inform you that we returned home with 63 medals, 32 gold, 21 silver, and 10 bronze medals. These numbers may sound odd but in Special Olympics we celebrate individual athletes and not the event. Therefore, the medals are not counted as per sport but as per athletes,” Osibodu stated.