The Minister of Youth and
Sports Development Mr. Sun-
day Dare Wednesday signed a
Memorandum of Understanding on
behalf of the Ministry for adopted Ni-
gerian wrestler Odunayo Adekuroye,
with her adoptors, Halogen Company.
Speaking at the brief event, the Min-
ister said he was impressed with the
level of her preparations for the Tokyo
Olympics and expressed optimism
that she would bring back gold from
the world event. He also donated kits
to the wrestler to aid her preparations.
Adekuroye while promising to work
hard to make Nigeria proud at the
Tokyo Olympics, also expressed grat-
itude to the Minister and Halogen
Company with a promise not to let
“The Minister is more like a father to
me. He is doing what a father should
do for a daughter and I have nothing
to give to him but I promise to make
him proud. No competition is easy.
We are trained to wrestle and we will
do just that.
“I also want to thank Halogen Com-
pany. Three entities wanted to adopt
me at first but the spirit of the Lord led
the Minister to give me to Halogen.
My coach too who has been working
very hard, I promise to make them all
Immediately after the signing of the
MoU, Halogen Company credited the
account of the wrestler as is done with
any adopted athlete under the Adopt
an Athlete Initiative.
The Adopt an Athlete Initiative, a
brainchild of the Minister of Youth
and Sports Development, sees athletes
get adopted by charitable individu-
als and corporate organizations with
a view to providing support for the
athletes’ training for the Tokyo 2020