#BBNaija Housemate Anto Joins Okpekpe Race
One of 2018 Big Brother Naija reality TV show participants Munirat Antoinette Lecky aka Anto has joined the cast of celebrity runners for next weekend’s Okpekpe Road Race.
The IAAF silver label international 10km road race is taking place in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo State.
Anto, 28, will be running for charity at the event and the Edo State indigene has opted to raise awareness about the plight of the girl child.
“We are delighted to have Anto as one of our celebrity runners.
“We are particularly delighted that she will be running to raise awareness about the plight of the Girl Child albeit the international Day of the Girl Child as declared by the United Nations is in October,” said race’s spokesman Dare Esan.
“Anto’s charity run will increase awareness of gender inequality faced by girls not only in Nigeria but worldwide based upon their gender especially in the areas such as access to education and protection from discrimination, violence against women and unfree child marriage among other things,” Esan added and revealed the race does not encourage such discrimination.
The Okpekpe race gives equal opportunities to both men and women to compete and the prize money for both is equal.