THE Access Bank Plc has said that its sponsorship of the 2020 Marathon race is geared towards improving the economic and social outlook of the state.
The marathon will hold on February 8, and a cumulative prize of $500,000 will be given to the winners.
Herbert Wigwe, group managing director, said it is imperative for the bank to support the economic and social development of the communities in which it operates as one of the leading banks in Nigeria and indeed Africa.
“Hence, we have sponsored the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon for five years to make Lagos State more attractive to tourists and foreign investors alike. We have also used this platform as an avenue to create more jobs and opportunities to thousands in the state.”
According to him, “To ensure that the impact of the marathon, as felt in Lagos State, is duplicated and sustained, we have also begun sponsoring marathons and other sporting events across different states in Nigeria as highlighted by our sponsorship of the Abeokuta marathon.”
Realnews reports that more than 100,000 participants have taken part in the last two editions of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.
Wigwe said he expected the trend to continue as the marathon which has moved up from a Bronze Label to a Silver Label, in less than five years after its maiden edition, continues to garner the respect of top international and local athletes alike.
– Jan. 28, 2020 @ 08:55 GMT |