Halogen Group, a security risk firm, has announced a partnership with the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development to adopt Nigeria’s Commonwealth gold medalist and Olympic wrestling medal hopeful, Odunayo Adekuoroye.
The adoption of the leading female athlete by Halogen marked an early success for the Federal Government’s recent initiative “Adopt an Athlete” aimed at producing world champions for the country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Halogen Group commended sports minister, Sunday Dare, for enlisting the private sector in the development of sports in Nigeria, describing the initiative as capable of unleashing a new era of global glory for Nigerian sports.
Group Managing Director, Halogen Group, Mr. Wale Olaoye, said in a statement, “Halogen Group is excited to adopt Odunayo Adekuoroye, Nigeria’s greatest female wrestling export in recent times. She has risen rapidly in the highly competitive world of female wrestling to attain her current ranking of the world’s number two in the women’s wrestling class.”
Speaking further, Olaoye added, “Odunayo is an extraordinary athlete who creates huge excitement with her unbeatable performance in the wrestling ring, at the same time, she is influencing millions of Nigerian youths across the world to be great at what they do. She is an epitome of Halogen brand with her boundless energy, passion for excellence and uncommon commitment to winning.
“Our decision as one of the first corporate organisations to embrace the Federal Government’s “Adopt an Athlete” initiative confirms our tradition as a ready partner with the government beyond providing security risk solutions. We have always been a pioneer in whatever we commit ourselves to.”