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Enugu Hands City Marathon Over To Nilayo Sports

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The government of Enugu State under the administration of Governor Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, has handed the two biggest sports fiesta in the state in the next two years to the management of Nigeria’s foremost sports management company, Nilayo Sports Management Limited (NSML).

The Eastern Updates reports that Peter Mbah had a few days ago, handed over the consultancy of the two events, the 2025 Enugu City International Marathon and 2026 National Sports Festival hosting bid to Nilayo Sports Management Limited.

In his remarks, Enugu State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Ikechukwu Ekweremadu expressed his confidence in Nilayo Sports to ensure Enugu City International Marathon becomes a World Athletics accredited marathon.

While receiving the authorizing letter, the Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Management Limited, Chief Bukola Olopade expressed optimism that his company would deliver a World Class Enugu City International Marathon in May 2025.

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The Enugu State Governor in his response, noted that, the state government will be most delighted if Nilayo Sports can ensure a World Athletics standard marathon in Enugu, with all the trappings of the Boston Marathon which is one of the best in the world in terms of spectatorship and presence of world class international runners competing on the streets of Enugu.

The Enugu State governor through the state’s Commissioner of Youth and Sports also presented a second letter authorizing Nilayo Sports as consultant to the Enugu State government on the 23rd National Sports Festival hosting bid.

The Eastern Updates

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