The organisers of Okpekpe International 10 km Road Race, Pamodzi Sports Marketing, have lauded the consistent support of Ecobank Nigeria to the competition, saying the Bank has contributed immensely to the huge success recorded in the race.
Speaking during this year’s edition of the Road Race in Okpekpe, Edo State, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Pamodzi Sports Marketing, Mike Itemuagbor, stated that Ecobank has demonstrated that it is a firm supporter of youth and sports development in the continent, and Nigeria in particular, stressing that, the competition is attracting athletes from all over the continent.
He used the opportunity to call on other corporate organizations in the country to support sports development initiatives.
“We commend Ecobank for partnering with us over the years in organizing this race. It is engendering healthy competition among Africa youths. We wish to implore other corporate organizations to emulate Ecobank and support sports development initiatives,” he said.
In his comment, Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Charles Kie, reaffirmed the Bank’s support for the Road Race.
Represented by Executive Director, Corporate Banking, Akin Dada, he noted that the objective of the organisers of the Race matches that of Ecobank and assured stakeholders that the Bank will continue to throw its weight behind the race as its Official Bank.
“I want to use this opportunity to state here that Ecobank fully endorse this competition and will like to assure you that we will continue to be associated with the Okpekpe International Road Race,” he said.