El-Rufai Appoints Bukola Olopade As Consultant For Kaduna 2020 Marathon Race - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Monday, September 14, 2020

El-Rufai Appoints Bukola Olopade As Consultant For Kaduna 2020 Marathon Race


Bukola Olopade 

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 

KADUNA state government has appointed the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nilayo Sports Management Limited (NSML), Hon. Bukola Olopade as consultant for the Kaduna 2020 Marathon Race. 

The Kaduna Marathon event also tagged “Kaduna Runs” is slated for November will attract leading international marathon runners in a bid to strengthen the state’s position as a foremost sporting venue that has produced many world-class athletes in Nigeria. 

The Chairman of the Marathon Steering Committee, Mr Jimi Lawal disclosed this at the weekend during the stakeholders meeting held at the Kaduna state government house. 

Mr. Lawal disclosed that, the state government has engaged NSML, an organisation who has organised marathons and road races of international repute.

He expressed confidence that engaging NSML as consultant for the Kaduna Marathon will ensure that the marathon is a success.

While reacting to his appointment, Hon. Bukola Olopade, Chief Executive Officer of NSML said “We are delighted to be part of the Kaduna Marathon, kudos to the steering committee for conceptualising this illustrious event, we are bringing our full force and expertise to execute the Kaduna Marathon and ensure that it is a resounding success.

“NSML is known for excellence and we are very confident that the race will join the league of recognised and respected marathon races across the world.”

The event which is also positioned as a unity race will showcase the dynamism and relentlessness of Kaduna People. The state is expected to host approximately 10,000 – 50,000 people for the marathon.

It was established through the collaborative efforts of Kaduna State Government and its partners to further showcase and promote the diverse sporting talent that abounds in the state.

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