Nigerian athletes have promised to set new world records at the 2019 International Para-Powerlifting Championships, IPC. The event is scheduled to run from Thursday, January 24 to Wednesday, January 30, at the Lagos Oriental Hotel.
The athletes who received a massive boost in support from Total E&P Nigeria and other sponsors are prepared to put their months of training to test when they meet other top performers in the game.
Speaking at the reception of the athletes on Thursday, at the Oriental Hotel, the Total E&P Nigeria external relations manager, Charles Ebereonwu, re-emphasized the support of the oil and gas giant to empowering members of the disabled community.
“We have empowered lots of people with disabilities and made them earn an income. That is why we found it important to associate with the Nigerian para-lifting team ahead of the IPC championship.
“We have donated in cash and kind to see that they have a very successful outing and also we are looking to assist them to excel at other international competitions like the Commonwealth Games and the Paralympics.” — Charles Ebereonwu.
Lucy Ejike, one of Nigeria’s top Para-powerlifting athletes, thanked the benefactors for their continued support of the game and athletes in the country, while also promising an excellent showing for Nigeria at the event later this month.