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Thursday, February 18, 2021

NILAYO SPORTS ANNOUNCES RITE FOODS AND ARON NIGERIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP FOR THREE EVENTS

NILAYO SPORTS ANNOUNCES RITE FOODS 
AND ARON NIGERIA LIMITED 
PARTNERSHIP FOR THREE EVENTS 



February 16th 2021 – Nilayo Sports Management Limited, Nigeria’s foremost Sports agency 
has announced a partnership deal with Rite Foods Limited and Aron Nigeria Limited on the 
Great Abeokuta 10KM Race, Ijebu International Half Marathon and The Kings Cup Golf 
Tournament.

These three events are billed to hold in Ogun state in November, July and August 
respectively.

Mr. Bukola Olopade, the Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports while making the 
announcement said “we are excited to have Rite Foods and Aron Nigeria Limited on board, 
the first edition of the Great Abeokuta 10KM Race opened a new chapter in the history of 
marathon races in Nigeria. This second edition will continue to blaze the trail.

“We are proud to introduce the maiden edition of the Ijebu International Half Marathon and 
the second edition of the The Kings Cup Golf Tournament, the Golf tournament is held in 
honour of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo III and Agura of Gbagura
and Oba Saburee Babajide Isola Bakre annually.

“Having Rite Foods and Aron on these two events proves both companies’ dedication to the 
development of sports in Nigeria. This partnership commitment will explore enormous 
opportunities which will be highly beneficial.”
He added that this is not the first time Nilayo Sports is partnering with Rite Foods and “the 
company is glad to have Rite Foods on board once again, delivering value across all our 
events for our partners is our watchword” added Mr. Olopade.

Great Abeokuta 10KM Race is scheduled for 13th November 2021, the Ijebu International 
Half Marathon will hold on 10th July 2021 and The King’s Cup Golf Tournament will be held 
on 7th August 2021.

Rite Foods is the manufacturer of Bigi Drinks, Rite and Bigi Sausages and Fearless Energy 
Drinks. Rite Foods Limited manufactures under high ethical standards and hygienic 
conditions to produce quality products that are fit for consumption.

ARON Nigeria Limited is a wholly indigenous Engineering Construction Company behind 
several innovative designs within Nigeria for both Government and Private Institutions. 

Aron is known for matching quality with speed and we have successfully completed 
various engineering projects for both Government and Private Institutions.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Nilayo set October date for Abuja City International Marathon

 Nilayo set October date for Abuja City International Marathon 




Nigeria’s foremost marathons and road races running company, Nilayo Sports Management Limited, has set October 2, 2021 date for the maiden Abuja City International Marathon with a telecommunication company and financial institution set to be the headline sponsor and main partner.  

Bukola Olopade, the Chief Executive Officer of Nilayo Sports told our correspondent over the weekend that

 “The Abuja City International Marathon is a race that excites us because given our precedence with the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon and all our other races across the country, the Abuja City International Marathon promises to be a world class event. We have concluded discussions with a telecom giant and a financial institution. Very soon we shall invite the media to the unveiling of our sponsor and partner”.

Olopade who revived the culture of marathons and road races in Nigeria after 31 years in 2016 with the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon revealed that the route of the Abuja City International Marathon has been measured and calibrated by World Athletics grade ‘A’ measurer Norrie Williamson since 2018.

Williamson who was the measurer of the marathon routes of four Olympic Games, Atlanta’96, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, and Beijing 2008 and several other iconic cities marathons, described the point to point route of Abuja City International Marathon as one of the best he has measured around the world. 

 Olopade described Abuja as an amazing city with a lot of exciting sights, “this is the reason why we are particular about making the race an international marathon that will attract the cream-de-la-crème of road running across the world.

“We are working on this project with the World Athletics, Athletics Federation of Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, we are set to put Abuja on the world map.”

Apart from reviving the culture of marathon and road races in Nigeria with Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, the upcoming Abuja City International Marathon that will put the federal capital among the top marathon destinations in the world. Nilayo’s Midas touch in marathons and road races was behind the highly successful races like the just concluded Kaduna Marathon, Great Abeokuta 10KM Race, Valuejet IAU African Championships Remo, Ijebu International Half Marathon among other sporting events across the country 



“This is the reason why we have gotten a telecom giant and a financial institution who are ready to commit to the race to make it a success because they have also seen these possibilities and how it will change the trajectory of sports sponsorships in Africa and the rest of the world. The partnerships will be announced very soon.” Said Olopade

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