In an attempt to boost Nigeria’s performance in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, Delta State Governor – Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has decided to sponsor the preparations of seven athletes.
Dr. Okowa will take care of the preparations and personal expenses, including medicals, hiring of personal trainers, nutritionists and other related needs of these adopted athletes.
This came as a result of a special programme ‘Adopt An Athlete’ initiated by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development – Sunday Dare.
The purpose of the initiative is to have individuals, state governments and corporate bodies fund the training of the Olympic-bound athletes.
Athletes who are going to benefit from Dr. Okowa’s benevolence are; Blessing Okagbare, Divine Oduduru, Favour Ofili, Raymond Ekevwo, Itshekiri Usheorise, Ogho-Oghene Egwero, and Ese Brume.