Present Edo state deputy governor in the person of Philipps Shaibu is full of praise for Mike Itemuagbor who also happens to be the CEO of Pamodzi Sports Marketing, in charge of the Okpekpe international race.
He made this disclosure known while pointing to the exposure such a competition as this is going to bring to the state. In his words, he expressed.
‘I want to thank my brother Mike Itemuagbor who has brought the Okpekpe 10km road race, an event in a small village in Etsako East Local Government in Edo state to the map of the world,’
‘We as a government are pleased with the giant strides the race has made. The project is in line with one of our cardinal pillars in the Edo MEGA agenda because we believe it will create a lot of avenues for the youths in Edo state to explore and demonstrate their God-given talents”.
”For us in Edo state, we cannot be a destination for sports in Nigeria when none of us is officiating in the Okpekpe race, it’s an abberation”.
“When we say we want to be a destination for sports, we mean everything about sports including playing, officiating, facilities and all that make up sports, we want to be the destination and place ourselves as resource persons in the development of sports in Nigeria” he added.