In line with the current administration of President Muhammed Buhari desire to bequeath a corrupt-free society to the nation, a new dimension will be added to the day with the Anti-Corruption Marathon Race scheduled for October 1st as part of activities to mark the 62nd Independence anniversary of the country.
The Honourable Chief Commissioner, Hon. Abimbola Ayo-Yusuf of the Public Complaints Commission,(PCC), make the disclosure Thursday at the official flagging off of registration of participants for the 4th edition of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon and Youth Summit on Anti-Corruption at the PCC Corporate headquarters in Maitama-Abuja.
Hon.Ayo-Yusuf disclosed that “ the youth as the strength and the future of this country, this marathon will avail the youths to redirect their energies to doing something worthwhile and shun corrupt activities. The objective of fighting corruption with marathon race and creating awareness of the scourge and danger of corruption is a welcome development and must be embraced by all well meaning Nigerians.
“I’m proud to announce to you that the PCC will be hosting the 4th edition of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon Race on October 1st as part of the activities marking the nation 62nd Independence Anniversary.
“This year’s event would be hosted in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Nigeria Olympics Committee and other relevant stakeholders. Being the chief host of this year’s event, I declare open the registration portal. I call on all our young men and women within and outside the country who wish to participate whether as officials or volunteer to register through the portal,” Hon. Ayo-Yusuf stated.
National coordinator of the event, Jacob Onu, called on notable and well meaning Nigerians to join hands together in fighting the scourge.
The EFCC, ICPS, Civil Defence Corps , Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption were on hand to lend support to the colourful ceremony and in their goodwill messages urges all Nigerians to embrace the initiative.
The annual 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 in the country with the winner of the race going home with N1 million only.