The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai is set to participate in a maiden marathon tagged ‘Kaduna Runs’, that will take place on November 21 in the state.
El-Rufai has disclosed on Saturday, September 19, that the state is making arrangements to host a half marathon that will hold annually. According to the governor, the event is meant to discover talents and attract investors in the state.
“Our hope is that it will also help reinforce Kaduna’s hard-earned reputation as an investment hub. As a fixture on the sporting and social calendars, Kaduna Runs will also attract interested persons to visit our state,” he said.
While speaking to journalists, the governor also revealed that the event will bring people together in a common endeavor and help raise funds for charities or support good causes.
“Let us run together. From those seeking the glory of winning a sporting contest, to young persons out to hone their talent in the half-marathon, to citizens who merely want to exercise or meet people or cheer up the runners, there is something for everyone,” added the governor.
He urged all residents of the state to support the event and further assured that all COVID-19 measures would be followed during the marathon.