Participants at this yearâ€™s Nigerian Stock Exchange Corporate Challenge on Saturday morning defied the heavy downpour in Lagos as they turned out in their large numbers to compete at the 2017 edition.
In a chat with THISDAY after the race, Media Relations Officer of Diamond Bank, Eze Anyanwu, said the aim of the race was to forge friendliness amongst corporate bodies as well as boost competitiveness among participants.
“What we really wanted to achieve is socialization amongst corporate bodies and create awareness for cancer. However, there is cash prize for winners in the race, hence its competitive nature,” Anyanwu said.
He said Diamond Bank would always be at the vanguard of anything that has to do with human lives, sports and giving back to the society.
Also speaking on the Corporate Challenge, CEO of NSE, Mr. Oscar Onyema, said the race aside being a fun event and creating cancer awareness, “It was also an avenue to encourage people to keep fit and exercise themselves which helps to increase life expectancy and be more productive at work.”
The race kicked off at Onikan Stadium with about 1,000 participants.