Aregbesola to unveil Osogbo City marathon on Tuesday

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun will on Tuesday unveil the maiden edition of the Osogbo City Half Marathon being organised by the state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC).

According to a statement jointly signed on Monday by Wale Idowu, and Muideen Adeleke, the Chairman and Secretary, respectively, of the organising committee, the ceremony will hold at the state House of Assembly in Osogbo by 10:00a.m.

It said that the half marathon, to hold on April 15, would promote healthy living among the citizenry as well as promote the spirit of sportsmanship.

The statement added that the marathon would help to rekindle the spirit of walk-to-live (a month trekking exercise of the state government).

“The marathon will go a long way in assisting to keep crime at bay and attract prospective investors to the state,” it said.

It urged federal and state lawmakers, corporate organisations and stakeholders in sports promotion and development to assist the state to make the event a success.

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1 Comment
  • princesstar57

    Osun is lucky to have a man with the thought process of Rauf Aregbesola. I remember that something like this used to happen in Osogbo long before now. It was called #WalkToLive. This is a welcomed development and as the saying goes ” Health is wealth”. Thumbs up.

  • Ololade

    The State of Osun is “walking its way into opportunities”. This marathon is surly going to help boost the economy of the state. It’s also a way to give exposure to the State of Osun. Aregbesola administration is defiantly doing a great job.