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OKPEKPE RACE: DETACHABLE 1500-SEATER STADIUM TO BE USED

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Agene AKHERE

Ahead of the Okpekpe 10-kilometre Road Race holding this weekend, the organisers have begun the erection of a detachable mini stadium of 1500-seater capacity.

The presentation of prizes and other functions relating to the event will hold inside the moveable stadium.

A visit to Okpekpe by our correspondent revealed that engineers are working hard to ensure completion before Saturday 3rd may, 2014.

The moveable stadium, according to one of the engineer on site was brought in from abroad, and it is first of its kind in this part of Nigeria.

“As we were told, the last year event after the race was held in a place that was sandy and not too comfortable.

“All we are putting in place is to meet up international standard, hence the importation of the detachable mini stadium. Many people have not seen it before, it is strong and comfortable.”

Similarly, Nigeria Guinness Plc and Glo are also branding the entire area including the detachable mini stadium ahead of the Okpekpe International 10-kilometre Road Race.

Guinness plc are installing make-shift beer bar in Okpekpe community, Apanna and Auchi where their products will be served; while Glo mobile communication says they will provide free Wi-Fi services for all visitors and the host community .

The starting point at Apanna is also to be marked and branded by Glo and Guinness.

Each kilometre is marked and branded by both companies up to the finishing point.

There is a lot of excitement in Okpekpe community and its environs because of the race.

Peak Milk has also stormed the community with trailers loaded with their products, which they say will be shared to the children in Okpekpe.

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