42 Elite Athletes To Compete In 2023 Lotus Bank Abeokuta 10km Race - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

42 Elite Athletes To Compete In 2023 Lotus Bank Abeokuta 10km Race

No fewer than 42 elites athletes will be among others competing for prize money in the forthcoming 2023 Lotus Bank Abeokuta 10KM Race in the Ogun State capital

Project Manager of the event being organized by Nilayo Sports Management Limited (NSML), Mr. Seyi Johnson disclosed this on Wednesday during a World Press Conference held at the iconic Centenary Hall, Ake, Abeokuta 

He added that the elite runners had already expressed interest in taking part, while indigent runners would also the part of the race.

According to him, the first elite runners to get to the finish line will get five thousand dollars each in the male and female categories, other athletes who complete the top five will also smile home with dollars.

"There's also a One Million Naira prize money for the first indigenous runner in the male and female categories", he further revealed

Organizers of the race also  rolled out itinerary for the event scheduled for September 9 2023.

He explained that the prestigious road race would commence at Iyana Oloke, Onikolobo and terminate at the Alake Palace.

The Managing Director of NSML, Chief Bukola Olopade at the World Press Conference , explained that modalities are in place to have a hitch free event in September.

The former Commissioner for youth and Sports in the state appreciated the sponsors, the Ogun State government, the Media and other stakeholders that are involved in the success story.

 "We are delighted to be here again, we are already looking forward to the big day, we are quite optimistic that having put all requirements in place, we will record another successful outing".

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ogun State, Dr. Yusuf Adegboyega Kudus who was represented by the General Manager, Ogun State Sports Council, Mrs. Iyabo Rotimi expressed the readiness of the state government to continue making provision for an enabling environment for sports to thrive.

He reiterated the state government's resolve to stage the best ever National Sports Festival in the history of Nigeria, come 2024.

The Group Head, South West Marketing, Lotus Bank, Mr. Folajinmi Brodie-Mends made it known in his remarks, that the company is partnering with Nilayo Sports Management Limited based on track records and antecedents, he assured that Lotus Bank will continue to take the front seat whenever quality comes to the front burner.

Also at the event were the Head, Brand Communications, Lotus Bank, Mr. Bashir Salami, Relationship Manager, Lotus Bank Abeokuta, Mrs. Funmi Aberuagba, the Chief Operating Officer, Nilayo Sports Management Limited, Mr. Ebidowei Oweifie, the Media and people from different walks of Life.

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