African women 400m record holder, Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo has unveiled a new logo for the 2019 edition of the Warri Effurun Peace Marathon with a call to Nigerians to support the event.
The 2019 edition of the race will hold on March 30 and according to Ogunkoya, the intentions of the Warri/Effurun Peace Marathon was laudable, and therefore it desires the active participation of all Nigerian corporate entities and individuals.
“When you look at the idea behind the race, it is meant to promote peace. And so, anything that will bring peace to this country must be supported.
“I am very glad to associate myself with the event, and also honoured that the organisers called on me from all the list of top Nigerian athletes,” Ogunkoya added.
The Warri Peace Marathon started in 2016 with the efforts of individuals, who wanted to use sports as vehicle of promoting peaceful coexistence in the Niger Delta area.
The chief executive of the Warri Peace Marathon, Mrs. Joyce Bozimo said: “Apart from promoting peace and friendship, we also want to assure the business community that Warri is now a safe place for investment.
“We are looking forward to new innovations in the 2019 editions. But all these depends on funds, and this is we have been talking to several organisations and individuals on the need to support us. We have had some positive response,” she added.
Source: G Sport