The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung will be receiving the first Nigerian male and female runners to reach the finish line at the just concluded Access Bank Lagos City Marathon on Tuesday in Abuja.

Dalung will also present monetary incentives of Five hundred thousand naira to each winner.

The Minister made the pledge at the medals presentation ceremony at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island Lagos at the end of the 2018 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon.

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Iliya Pam of Plateau state was the first Nigerian male to breast the tape while Deborah Pam won the women's category.

The Minister will also receive two children who completed 22km and 10km respectively.

He pledged to support their running careers with N100,000 each.

"I wish to announce the sum of five hundred thousand naira each to the first male and female Nigerians to complete the marathon.

"The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria should bring them to my office, as well as the two children who ran 22km and 10km respectively.

"I will officially present them with additional monetary awards to support them and encourage them in their chosen field."

Dalung also congratulated the Lagos state government and the organizers for a successful and well attended marathon.

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