Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu has stated that the State is ready to host the first 10km gold label race in Nigeria.
Shaibu made this known in Benin on Wednesday and gave assurances that adequate security will be provided for the road race.
"We are ready to host another world-class event come Saturday in Okpekpe, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State,” he said.
"Our real target is platinum. We want to score another first by being the first Platinum road race not only in Nigeria but in Africa this time around.
“Okpekpe has always come with innovations and I am delighted runners can download their photos this time around.”
The deputy governor promised to improve on his time in the competition after he was presented with his running bid for Saturday’s race.
“Last year I ran a new personal best and I am determined to run faster than that this year,” Shaibu added.