February 4, 2023

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Shehu, Akusho win 4th Nationwide anti-corruption marathon race


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Adamu Mu’azu Shehu and Plateau state’s Rose Akusho on Saturday emerged winners within the women and men classes of the 4th version of Nationwide Anti-Corruption Marathon race held in Abuja.

The 21km race flagged off by the Hon. Commissioner, Public Complaints Fee, PCC, Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf, on the Unity Fountain, noticed Adamu Muazu Shehu win the lads’s class in a powerful time of 1 hr 09. 49 secs to win the N1m prize cash.

The victory is the fourth consecutive one for the runner within the race.

Within the girls’s class, Rose Akuso held sway profitable in a time 1hr:20: 00secs to additionally defend her title and going dwelling with N1m prize cash within the girls’s classes.

13 12 months outdated Francis James who got here second within the males’s race and his feminine counterpart, additionally 13 12 months outdated Vera Yohanna stated their future is brilliant within the marathon race.

Talking with our correspondent second after profitable the occasion, Shehu stated his final aim was to duplicate the feat in subsequent editions and he’s wanting ahead to compete with athletes from East African nations in different excessive profile marathon races.

Akusho on her personal stated her focus now’s to focus on the upcoming Nationwide Sports activities Pageant developing  in Edo-state.

Talking earlier, the Chief Commissioner, PCC, Mr. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf, stated the Nationwide Anti-Corruption Marathon was put collectively as one of many fee’s methods to accentuate campaigns towards corruption by means of sports activities.

Nasarawa state sports activities commissioner, Ambassador Fortunate Isaac Yargwa, who represented the governor of the state on the occasion counseled the organizer of the occasion insisting that the state has zero tolerance for corruption and that each Nigerians should joins hand to struggle the dreaded menace who’s on the verge of killing the nation.

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Nationwide coordinator of the marathon and Government Director, Truthful-Play Sports activities Worldwide Company, Jacob Onu, defined the correlation between marathon race and the struggle towards corruption.

Different stakeholders throughout completely different works of life spoke on their assist to allow the organizers to always have interaction the youths by means of the platform of the Nationwide Anti-Corruption Marathon.

Spotlight of the occasion was the presentation of medals and certificates to the athletes that participated within the Nationwide Anti-Corruption Marathon.

The 2022 Nationwide Anti-corruption Marathon occasion is collectively organized by the PCC and Truthful-Play Sports activities Worldwide Company.