The first edition of the Bet9ja Anti-corruption Marathon race will hold on Monday December 10,2018 at 7:00am and will start off from the National Stadium, Abuja and finish up at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
The event organised by Fair Play Sports International Agency in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) and Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is in honour and support of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration’s battle against corruption.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has described the initiative as a significant milestone in the fight against corruption, pointing out that sports is one of the highest employers of labour in Nigeria, and that sports men and women are some of the highest paid in the world, and as such should be protected from all forms of corrupt practices.
Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu lauded the initiative, saying the objective of bringing together all strata of the population to support the anti-corruption campaign with the sole aim of raising national awareness and consciousness on the scourge and danger of corruption in Nigeria is a welcome development.
National coordinator of the event, Jacob Onu, said millions of Nigerians are involved in one form of sporting activity, it makes sense that this initiative is an effective avenue to reach these audience with the anti-corruption message and such an effort should be supported in all ramifications.
While unveiling the new plans ahead of the maiden edition of the race slated to hold on Monday December10, 2018, Head of Marketing and Communication, Bet9ja, Tunji Meshioye said,“Bet9ja was proud to be the headline sponsors of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon.”
“At Bet9ja we see integrity as our responsibility to push the anti-corruption agenda, and also ensured corrupt free society.” He said.
Nigeria’s leading bookmaker, Bet9ja urged Nigerians to take advantage of the opportunity to come out and have fun while keeping fit at the event which is the firstAnti-corruption marathon in Nigeria.