The National Coordinator of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon Race, Jacob Onu says plans have been concluded for the flagging off of the 2020 edition of the race by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan in Abuja on December 9.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to the Minister of State of Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Onu said the 4th edition of the race is to support the federal government in the fight against corruption.
“Education and sports go together and play key roles in the fight against corruption. We are here to seek your technical assistance and support and help create the much needed awareness in the government’s anti-corruption fight,” he said.
In his own submission, the Director of grassroots sports, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Dr Ademola Are said the race which would hold simultaneously with the United Nations International Anti-corruption Day was designed to create awareness on President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption.
“The fight against corruption is not a one-off battle, rather a continuous one that requires perseverance and endurance; this is the reason behind the initiative.
“Just as President Buhari was vocal when he said that ‘if we do not kill corruption, corruption will kill us’, ours is to create more and more awareness on the dangers of corruption to the existence of our citizens, especially the youth,” he said.