The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has stated that winners at the February 11, 2017 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon are guaranteed payment of their prize money as soon as they complete the race.
The Project Consultant of the race, Bukola Olapade, also revealed that all physically challenged runners participating in the second edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon will get appearance fee.
Olopade, the Managing Director of Nilayo Nigeria Limited said the appearance fee for physically challenged runners will be paid by race sponsor Access Bank, 7 Up, Bet Naija, the General Manager of the marathon, Yussuf Alli and his company, Nilayo Nigeria Limited.
He said, “We are grateful to the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Akinwunmi Ambode for making available the prize money for all categories of athletes before the race. All runners competing in this edition of the marathon will get their prize money as soon as they cross the line and are presented medals.’’
He urged Lagosians to emulate their counterparts in other parts of the world and come out in their thousands to support the runners, “This edition is bigger and better but the main ingredient in any sporting event is the fans. I am appealing to Lagosians to emulate their counterparts in New York, Accra, London, Dubai and other parts of the world and come out en masse to cheer the runners.’’
Olopade also said the finish point on February 11 will show case fantastic Nigerian musicians such as Olamide, Davido, Techno, Seyi Shay, Kiss Daniel, Koker, Melrouge, Small Doctor and Jire.
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