Two-time sports commissioner in Ogun State and frontrunner in organisation of road races, Bukola Olopade is the head of a 16-man Local Organising Committee of the 2024 National Sports Festival announced on Tuesday by the Ogun State Government in Abeokuta.

Olopade is the prime organiser of the annual Lagos Marathon, the biggest road race in Nigeria. He is also the brain behind 10km Abeokuta Road Race and the Remo Ultra Race.

The list of local organisers of Nigeria’s local Olympic Games was unveiled by the Secretary to the Ogun State Government , Tokunbo Talabi.

Also in the list is Tilewa Adebajo, a son of the late Israel Adebajo, the founder of easily the most fanatically supported club in Nigeria, the now moribund Stationery Stores of Lagos.

Adebajo is the co-chairman of the LOC.  Olympic medallist and one of the athletics icons from Ogun State, Falilat Ogunkoya-Omotayo, a queen of the tracks some years back is also a member.

So also is her husband, Professor Oluwaseun Olanrewaju Omotayo who is a renowned sports psychologist and head of the Department of Sports and Exercise Medical Sciences at University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana.

Other members include the  Secretary-General of the local organising committee (LOC) for the NSF Edo 2020, Dr Emmanuel Igbinosa; ex-chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh.

Also in the committee are Dare Alebiosu, the Vice Chairman of Ijebu Ode Local Government, Kunle Solaja, Olusegun Oyende, Olatunji Onatolu, Modele Sharafa-Yussuf,  Demola Are and Abiodun Jubril Elegbede.

The others are  Ola Opedimeji Adisa, a former Commissioner for Youth & Sports and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth & Sports.

The Olapade-led LOC has been mandated to set up subcommittees, made up of various stakeholders to ensure a hitch-free exercise as well as deliver a sports festival that is second to none in the country.

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