Reigning Miss Nigeria, Chioma Stephanie Obiadi has signed on to run at next month’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Bronze Label event – the Okpekpe International 10km Road Race to raise awareness on the Green-Girl project. The programmeis said to be a Miss Nigeria initiative aimed at empowering young women to become agents of sustainable environment in Nigeria, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports.
Miss Obiadi, who is also the reigning Miss Anambra 2016 and a student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, was crowned late last year
as the 40th Miss Nigeria. She will be engaging young people and girls in schools and communities across Nigeria.
She will be the second Miss Nigeria to use the Okpekpe race platform to project a noble cause. Last year the immediate past Miss Nigeria Pamela Peter-Vigboro Leesi graced the race to raise awareness on breast cancer in conjunction with Sebeccly Cancer Care, an organisation dedicated to cancer prevention and committed to helping more women survive breast cancer in Nigeria.
Some other celebrities and agencies who have embraced the Okpekpe platform to create awareness about their projects include the Federal Road Safety Commission who raised awareness on safer roads and the immediate past First Lady of Edo State, Mrs Iara Oshiomhole.
The Okpekpe road race is powered by Pamodzi Sports Marketing, who are leaders in sports marketing and hospitality business in Nigeria. Okpekpe village where the event will hold is a hilly community in Edo State, in the southern part of Nigeria.