By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
The maiden 10kilometer road race tagged: Amender Marathon scheduled for Saturday 27th of March in Ibadan has received a cash boost from Hamex Investment, Leasing & Logistics Company.
The firm that is located at No 1, Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Interchange Challenge, Ibadan, Oyo State has volunteered to bankroll the cash prizes for the winners of the marathon event according to the CEO of the firm Abdul Wahab Adekunle Hamex.
The Amender Marathon that has gotten the nod of Oyo State Ministry of Youths and the Oyo State Sports Council will be flagged off at Eleyele junction, the starting point and end at Awwarul Islam Grammar School, Eleyele Ibadan.
Ibadan the capital city of Oyo State will be agog on Saturday 27th of March when a 10kilometer race tagged: Amender Marathon that will be flagged off at Eleyele junction, the starting point and end at Lekan Salami Sports Complex Ibadan.
Alh. Hamex in his remarks said the gesture was in line with the social corporate responsibility (CSR) policy of his firm which is more inclined to any venture that is tailored towards youth’s capacity building.
“I want to use this medium to advise the federal government to identify with sports as another income earner. It is unthinkable that the United Kingdom post the whooping one billion pounds as foreign exchange income from football alone, we can imagine if we develop and encourage our sports men and women by building facilities to enhance their preparation and see what we will get in return”, the founder and CEO of Hamex Group explained.
It will be recalled that the CEO of Hamex Group was the one that rewarded the winner of World Boxing Federations (WBF) Super Featherweight world belt, Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola with a jaguar car after the bout that was held in Ibadan on 27th December 2020.