The Anambra state government has endorsed Onitsha City Marathon (OCM), a long distance race event organised by the Onitsha Business School.
The endorsement was conveyed in a letter signed by Chief Patrick-Estate Onyedum, Chairman of Anambra State Sports Development Commission.
The government also endorsed the second edition of OCM slated for Sept. 30 this year.
According to the letter, “we hereby endorse and confirm our awareness and involvement in the second edition of the Onitsha City Marathon scheduled for Sept. 30 in Onitsha Anambra State”,
“We have noted the event in the calendar of the Commission for the year as well as that of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
“We wish you every success and be assured that we will collaborate with you to achieve the objectives of this event, it said.
Recall that the first Onitsha City Marathon was held in October 2019 with no fewer than 1,000 marathoners from Nigeria, and 11 other countries in African, Europe and Asia.