The Nigeria Olympic Committee has announced tour and hospitality services provider, Wakanow, as the country’s sole authorised ticket provider for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The right empowers the tours firm to sell the Olympic tickets and also arrange approved and easy passage for Nigerians desirous to be in Brazil for the Games, which will hold from August 5 to 21.
At the ceremony held at the National Stadium in Lagos , the President, Nigeria Olympic Committee president, Habu Gumel, described the partnership as part of its programmes to ensure that Nigerians got smooth access to the tickets and every other thing linked with the games.
Gumel said the decision to reappoint Wakanow following their first deal for the London 2012 Olympics was based on the company’s performance and competence in the travels industry.
The NOC secretary general, Tunde Popoola, said the deal would enhance Nigeria’s participation at the 2016 Olympics because Wakanow had the capability to transport Nigerian fans to all the venues.
Wakanow’s Managing Director, Obinna Ekezie said his firm had acquired the experience to improve upon the London 2012 Olympics and the 2014 World Cup experiences.
Ekezie said Wakanow has created a platform that would afford those who want to pay in installment to do so.