A activity consulting agency, Twin Huts idea, says it has concluded plans to organise a marathon in Borno State tagged “Marathon for Peace 2017’’.
Chairman of the firm, Tunde Giwa-Daramola, on Thursday, in Lagos, said that the race had been tentatively slated to hold on April 27 in Maiduguri.
Giwa-Daramola stated that the event would be powered by the Nigerian military in their quests to assist in rebuilding the North East area.
“over time, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has promoted watersports, basketball and boxing amongst others. he is at the moment assisting the Nigerian military to regain its rightful place in sports activities.
“it will be some other possibility to point out the sector that normalcy has returned to the North East as the focus is now on rebuilding and attracting traders to the realm.
“it is going to additionally go a long solution to promote peace, harmony and brotherhood in the zone.
“the muse for the Marathon for Peace race is the handwork of Lt.-Gen. TY Buratai, who used to be a 400 metres runner and a person with a big appetite for sports development,’’ he mentioned.
Giwa-Daramola who was the former Commodore of the Nigerian Navy crusing club, delivered that the event would additionally function a concert.
He urged Nigerians to enroll in hands in making the charity adventure a success, pronouncing that the proceeds could be channeled to the welfare, reconstruction and rehabilitation of Internally Displaced persons (IDP).
The chairman added that prize cash and awards would go to winners within the men, girls, girls and boys, IDPs, Handicapped and Veterans categories. (NAN)