Alake declares support for Abeokuta 10km race
The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Micheal Aremu Gbadebo, has endorsed the Abeokuta 10 Kilometers Marathon Race, scheduled to hold on November 2nd in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Oba Gbadebo gave his royal endorsement, when the organizers of the race, presented a pioneer medal to the monarch at his Ake Palace in Abeokuta.
Alake, who lauded the organisers of the event for bringing the race of such magnitude to the ancient city, expressed his readiness to support the event and ensure its success.
On his part, Convener, Abeokuta 10km race, Bukola Olopade, disclosed that 15 countries and 46 international athletes have signified their interest to participate in the event.
He assured that the sporting event would give the State economy a boost, emphasising that with the planned expo at the MKO Abiola Stadium, the small businesses and artisans in the capital city will thrive, saying that the production of vests and other sporting wears have been awarded to the local producers