The Union Bank of Nigeria Plc in the spirit of corporate social responsibility has donated N30 million to the Nigeria Olympic Committee.
The bank said the donation was to support the nation’s participation in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The Head, Corporate Communications of Union Bank, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaiden said the money was for both the athletes and NOC.
Ekezie-Ekaiden said that N25 million was for the athletes and N5 million for the NOC’s logistics for the Games.
“We see sport as one of the areas of our corporate social responsibility. We are contributing our quota towards developing the skills of our athletes.
“We are not new in this venture; we are helping in boosting the moral of our athletes. In Nigeria we depend solely on the government and this ought not to be so.
“I hope other entities and institutions will take a cue from us and support Team Nigeria.
“We are going to ensure that Nigerian athletes in Rio are happy all through the Games,’’.