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Rivers State Plans International Marathon To Mark 57th Anniversary

Rivers State Plans International Marathon To Mark 57th Anniversary

Rivers State Government has intensified preparations towards hosting the inaugural edition of Rivers International Marathon on May 18th, 2024 to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the creation of the state and Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s first year in office.

Arch Raphael Limited is collaborating with the Rivers State Government to ensure that the first-ever Rivers International Marathon is a huge success.

The project consultant, Mr. Femi Abegunde, underscored the timeliness of the marathon, aligning with the first anniversary of Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s leadership in the state.

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“Governor Fubara’s commitment to empowering the youth and fostering a peaceful environment for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) resonates with the marathon’s objectives, standing as a key pillar in showcasing Rivers State as a hub for social enterprise, entertainment, and commerce,” Abegunde said.

“The Rivers International Marathon not only acknowledges the pivotal role of sports in providing opportunities for the youth but also directly promotes the governor’s vision of creating projects that catalyze SME growth. Sports, as a grassroots influencer, touches every facet of society.”

With anticipation running high, marathon enthusiasts from across Africa are expected to participate, as the registration portal opens on February 15, 2024, for both local and international runners. The event promises to be a dynamic platform, engaging diverse stakeholders and contributing to the overall development and economic growth of Rivers State.

By Richard Jideaka, Abuja

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