City marathon for Abuja

Plans have been introduced by the Minister of Sports Development, Senator Bala Mohammed, in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to launch an annual marathon in Abuja. While details were not forthcoming, it is hoped that the marathon will attract both national and international visitors. It is unclear when the first marathon is planned to occur.

Daily Trust reports: The Minister remarked that this initiative is aimed at rapidly rejuvenating sports development in the Federal Capital Territory in tune with the Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government.

Senator Mohammed recalled that in 2012, his Administration under sports tourism equally introduced an FCT PRO-AM Golf Championship, which has remained the highest prized Golf tournament in the country.

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