Mamador, makers of vegetable cooking oil, on Thursday in Lagos has given the sum of N6.5m to Nigerian athletes who won medals in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The athletes are Blessing Oborududu and Ese Brume, who won Olympic wrestling medal and a long jump bronze medalist respectively.
The Paralympians are Flora Ugwunwa, Bose Omolayo, Folashade Oluwafemiayo and Latifat Tijani, who all won para-powerlifting gold medals at the Games.
Others are silver medalists Loveline Obiji, bronze medal winners Olaitan Ibrahim, Lucy Ejike, Lauretta Onye and Eucharia Iyazi, as well as bronze-winning para-table tennis trio Tajudeen Agunbiade, Alabi Olufemi and Victor Farinloye.
Oborududu and Brume were given a cheque of N1.5m, while the Paralympic team were issued a cheque of N5m.
Marketing Manager, PZ Wilmar, Chioma Mbanugo, noted the gift was the brand’s way of celebrating the medalists.
“We are committed to celebrating our athletes when these milestones are achieved. Supporting the Olympic and Paralympians is part of what Mamador brand does. These women and some of these men have gone and conquered and we’re here to say we celebrate what they’ve done.”
Onye, a bronze medal in the F40 shot put event in Tokyo, commended Mamador for recognising their hard work.
“I want to appreciate what Mamador did for us; it’s what we’ve always been praying for, that the government and brands get to recognise us for what we’ve done,” Onye said.
“It takes a lot of hard work to be an Olympian and being rewarded will only enable us to do more.”