Dana Air, one of Nigeria’s leading airlines said it 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, “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.”
According to him,”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.’’
* Dana image maker Kingsley Ezenwa putting pen to paper while the Chairman of the Chairman of Akwa United, Elder, Paul Bassey watches on .
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.”
He also congratulated Nigerians and the super Eagles on its 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.’’
On his part, 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.
According to Bassey, “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”.
He continued, “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.”
Recalled that 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.