By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Nigerian athletes in diaspora led by a Winter Olympian, Seun Adigun on Sunday commenced distribution of COVID-19 palliatives in Ibadan.
The Nigerian athletes under the project tagged “Dr. Seun CARES” launched the initiative in July, 2020 in Lagos State with distribution of relief materials to 240 families in Nigeria’s commercial capital.
Speaking on the Ibadan COVID 19 palliatives distribution, Dr Seun Adigun hinted that about 100 families will receive ‘non-perishable’ food items in Ibadan.
According to Dr Adigun, the project is meant to provide foodstuff in 10 selected states from the six geopolitical of Nigeria.
“Our main objective is to provide foodstuff in 10 selected states drawn from the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria, with a target of 100 families per state.”, she said.
Dr Adigun added, “we are also creating job opportunities by designating within each state a Regional Leader who will purchase commodities from the local markets,” Adigun said.
The “Dr. Seun CARES” initiative, founded by Dr Seun Adigun, the 2018 Winter Olympian, is targeted at helping those in need as well as bring awareness to important health and social issues around the world.
Dr Adigun is the first and only Nigerian in history to represent the country both at the Summer and Winter Olympics. She competed in the 100mH at 2012 London Olympics. She also gained national fame in 2018 when he pioneered and lead Nigeria’s Bobsled team to its first ever Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, North Korea.