Kaduna state Gov rallies residents for Kaduna Marathon, lists road to be closed on Saturday

Posted On 18 Nov 2020
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Ahead of the maiden edition of the Kaduna Marathon scheduled for Saturday, 21st November 2020, the Kaduna State Government has urged citizens to participate in the race and to support the runners and officials involved.

The government has also announced that in order to stage a successful and safe race, some roads in Kaduna metropolis will be closed on Saturday, from 6 am to 3 pm.

A statement from the Steering Committee of the Kaduna Marathon said that the government and the race organisers regret the inconvenience that the temporary closure of roads may cause to residents.

Commissioner of Sports, Professor Kabir Mato disclosed that about 30 roads within the state capital will be fully or partially closed between 6 am and 3 pm on Saturday.

He explained that the security agencies who will be implementing the road closures expect the cooperation and voluntary compliance of residents.

Prof. Mato added that sponsors of Kaduna Marathon and the elite athletes participating in the event will be unveiled tomorrow at the final pre-event press briefing.

He disclosed that the Kaduna Marathon will be broadcast live in accordance with international standards.

The commissioner commended registered runners who have collected their race kits for their orderly conduct at the KASU collection venue, and he urged those who are yet to collect their kits to do so.

Roads to be closed for Kaduna Marathon, Saturday, 21st November 2020 includes; Yakubu Avenue by Coronation Crescent and by Alkali, Galadima road by Alkali, Jabi Road by Alkali, Isa Kaita road by Alkali, Kalapanzi avenue by Alkali Road and by Maska Road, Suleiman Crescent by Coronation Crescent, Waziri Crescent by Coronation Crescent, North Road by Ali Akilu Road and by the State House of Assembly, Modibo Adama road by coronation crescent, Dantuku Road, Sambo Road, Sokoto Road, Dendo Road, Ruran Godiya and Kafur Road.

Others are; New Dawaki road, Maska road by Isa Kaita, Isa Kaita by Sultan Bello road, Tafawa Balewa Way by Muhammadu Buhari way, Yakubu Gowon Way by Muhammadu Buhari way, Club Road by Muhammadu Buhari Way, Oreland Kukawa road by Muhammadu Buhari way, Ahmadu Bello Way by NEPA Roundabout, Bank Road by Challenge Bookshop Roundabout, Sokoto Road by Ahmadu Bello Way, Modibo Adama by Ali Akilu Road, Kankiya Street by Sultan Bello Road, Runka Street by Sultan Bello Road, Bishini Road by Sultan Bello Road and Safana Road by Sultan Bello Road.

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