*Oba Charles Ibitoye to grace event
Winners of the Omu-Aran mini-marathon race organised by the Skylarks’ Club to be decided in the ancient Kwara community will smile home N200,000 scholarship.
Omu Aran is the headquarters of Irepodun Local Government Area. A member of the social club, Alhaji Bode Durotoye, disclosed this to www.gongnews.net in a telephone interview.
Durotoye, who is a Deputy Director in the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, said that that the Olomu of Omu-Aran, Oba Charles Oladele Ibitoye, would be the Special Guest of Honour.
The Skylark club was putting the event together to encourage sports and education among young indigenes of Omu Aran, especially those studying within the country.
He also explained that the mini marathon was scheduled to hold on the 23rd of December. “We are trying to encourage sports and education all together. We are going to reward winners with scholarship worth N200,000 which we believe is enough to pay for secondary education in Kwara.
“To qualify to participate in the marathon, you must be an indigene of Omu Aran, studying anywhere in Nigeria. The event will be the first of its kind and we hope to sustain it by God’s grace, ” Durotoye said.
He also disclosed that the race would start from the gate of Federal Government Girls College at 7am and end at Bareke roundabout.
He said forms for the event is available in all secondary schools in Omu Aran, adding that registration would close on the 20th December.