An international charitable organisation, Action Aid, Nigeria has concluded plans to join Access Bank Marathon Race with its race to end poverty campaign holding tomorrow at the National Stadium to Lagos Atlantic City.
The Country Director of Action Aid Nigeria, Ojobo Atuluku made this know at a press conference organized by Action Aid yesterday in Lagos.
She said that hundreds of people have signed up to run for ActionAid at the Access Bank Lagos Marathon and they are passionate supporters of ActionAid’s vision to end poverty in Nigeria.
She said that we work in the most remote area where others run away from, we focus on the poorest of the poor like families who are unable to have one meal a day or afford to send any of their children to school. We work with women and children who have almost lost their minds due to the insurgency in North East, Nigeria..”
Atuluku noted that at ActionAid we are about social justice and we strongly believe that every Nigerian has a right to a dignified life. Our runners are showing their support by raising funds for this cause. We want you to be one of them by donating to support these runners who are committed to ending poverty with us.
“We cover 28% of the local government areas across the geo-political zones in Nigeria and we are able to general evidence based on the need of each of the communities and we discover that government and all Nigerians have a role in address the needs of secluded communities,” she said.
She noted that the persons with disability through the Joint and celebrities will join in the race against poverty.
Also, the Lagos State Secretary of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities, Dr. Adebayo Shehu thanks the group for their support and partnership as it will help to give a voice to the plight and challenges facing the disability communities.
He said Persons with disabilities are among the poorest of the poor as they grapple with climate change and poor infrastructures and we hope that this race will help to bring the attention of government and other agencies to look at some of their challenges and proffer possible solution.