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Enugu hands City Marathon and National Sports Festival hosting bid consultancy to Nilayo Sports Ltd

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The Enugu State government under Governor Peter Ndubuisi Mbah, has handed the two biggest sports fiesta in the state in the next two years to the management of the Nigeria’s foremost sports management company, Nilayo Sports Management Limited.

Peter Mbah, a few days ago, handed over the Consultancy of the two events, the 2025 Enugu City International Marathon and 2026 National Sports Festival Hosting Bid to Nilayo Sports Limited.

In his remarks, Enugu State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Ikechukwu Ekweremadu, expressed his confidence in Nilayo Sports to ensure Enugu City International Marathon becomes a World Athletics accredited marathon.

While receiving the authorising letter, the Managing Director of Nilayo Sports Limited, Chief Bukola Olopade, expressed optimism that his company would deliver a World Class Enugu City International Marathon in May 2025.

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The Enugu State Governor in his response, noted that, the state government will be most delighted if Nilayo Sports can ensure a World Athletics standard marathon in Enugu, with all the trapplings of the Boston Marathon which is one of the best in the world in terms of spectatorship and presence of world clsss international runners competing on the streets of Enugu.

The Enugu State Governor through the State’s Commissioner of Youth and Sports also presented a second letter authorising Nilayo Sports as Consultant to the Enugu State government on the 23rd National Sports Festival hosting bid.

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