Dana Air has extended its multi-million sponsorship deal with Uyo based Akwa United FC of Akwa Ibom State for the 2018/19 League season.
Speaking at a brief ceremony in the conference room of the Godswill Akpabio International stadium, the Media and Communications Manager of Dana Air, Kingsley Ezenwa said the carrier was excited to continue what it started last year.
He said: “We are back again to extend what we started last year. We believe in Akwa United and the club actually did well last season and looks good for the next season.”
”We are also committed to developing sports particularly football in Nigeria. We are the first airline to have taken this step towards making our league glamorous and we hope other credible organizations will follow because we believe that our league can actually get to that level.’’
Speaking further Kingsley said, ” for us at Dana Air, it’s not just about flying to Akwa Ibom state, but contributing positively to the growth and development of the state.”
The Dana Air spokesman also congratulated Nigerians and the super Eagles on their qualification for AFCON 2019 in Cameroun, saying ‘we are proud of the Super Eagles of Nigeria for bringing glory to our country Nigeria and for encouraging us to continue to believe in our greatness.’’
Also speaking at the event, the Chairman of Akwa United, Elder Paul Bassey described Dana Airlines as worthy partners and expressed delight that the contract has been extended for another year.
“We are particularly grateful to Dana Airlines for this amazing partnership with our club. This partnership has relieved us of the stress of tedious road travels to league matches especially the northern and western parts of this country”.
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“The success story of Dana Airlines in the Nigerian air space in the last ten years is a clear testimony of your commitment to Nigerians and we are proud to be associated with Dana Airlines through this sponsorship agreement “.
“We will be going into a new NPFL season confident that we will do well to bring glory to all our fans, supporters as well as Dana Air for identifying with and staying by us,”Bassey said.
Dana Air recently celebrated 10 years in Nigeria’s airspace with a record breaking load factor, an unrivaled on-time performance, world class in-flight service and customer-centric products and services