Ogun State Gov. Dapo Abiodun & Bukola Olopade
Nilayo Sports Management Limited (NSML), Nigeria’s
leading sports marketing agency owned by former Commissioner for youths and sports in Ogun State, Bukola Olopade has been appointed as official consultants for the Kaduna Marathon by the Kaduna State government.
Mr Jimi Lawal, the Chairman of the Marathon steering committee while announcing during
the stakeholders meeting on Saturday said: “We have engaged NSML, an organisation who
has organised marathons and road races of international repute.”
He expressed confidence that engaging NSML as consultants for the Kaduna Marathon will ensure that the marathon is a success.
The stakeholders meeting which was held at the Kaduna State Government House was attended by major stakeholders involved in the planning and execution of the Kaduna Marathon. Ministries, Educational Institutions and security agencies across the state were well represented.
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 Kaduna Marathon also tagged “Kaduna Runs” 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.
The event 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 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.