OLYMPIC DAY RUN 2023: Edo state Sports Commission Confirms Readiness, Holds Run On Saturday

Edo state Sports Commission has announced the participation of the state in the 2023 Olympic Day Run, holding on Saturday, June 24 2023, as Nigeria joins the rest of the world in the celebration of sports.

The international Olympic Day is a celebration of sport, health, and being together. It invites everyone around the globe to be active and move together with purpose on 23 June every year.

It represents making the world a better place through sport.

The chairman, Edo State Sports Commission, Yusuf Alli, confirmed the readiness of the commission for the global event, while calling on all staff of the commission and people of Edo state to participate in the event which is scheduled to be flagged off by the state sports loving Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu.

This year’s Olympic Day Run is with the theme: “Let’s Move” and it aims to promote people around the world to spare time for daily physical activities.

According to the programme of events of the Edo Sports Commission, major roads in Benin metropolis are marked as routes for the event,they include, Stadium Road, Akenzua Road, Plymouth Road, Ring Road and Oba Market Road.

They appealed to motorists plying the routes to be conscious and take note of the global event.

They say it expects all staff and other Edo residents participating in the run to assemble at the Car Park of the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, Benin at 7:00 Am for take off at 8.00 AM.

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