Lagos Nigeria, would today witness the prestigious Raymond Dokpesiâ€™s Endurance March.Â Â It is a two
kilometer match, that will take off from the front of Police College Ikeja.
The March would precede the Raymond Dokpesiâ€™s annual Lecture on Electronic Media in Nigeria holding at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Towers, on the 21st of October, 2009.
The lecture would attract eminent Nigerians including His Excellency Theodore Ahamefule Orji, Executive Governor of Abia State, Dr. Abel Guobadiah, former INEC Chairman, and Professor Ralph Akinfeleye, of the University of Lagos, among others who would deliver different lectures at the event.
Meanwhile, theÂ purpose of Raymond Dokpesiâ€™s Endurance March is to bring to the ordinary man on the street a dream of development and growth for the Nigerian State, as epitomized in the struggle of Raymond Dokpesi.
While the lecture is an intellectual innovation to contribute to national development, economic advancement, security and peace of the country, the Raymond Dokpesiâ€™s Endurance Match, is to remove from the lecture room and dilute the intellectual aspect of the lecture, by placing on the streets a dream he believes in.
The march is expected to bring aboutÂ hope, succour to the ordinary man on the street, It is to preach a message of love and understanding, a call for unity in the collective aspiration of the nation The match is to preach a country to be free of violence, that there will be development, there will be hope for the generation yet unborn.
According to the National Coordinator of the March, Chris Ebutse and Chairman Board of Trustees, Otunba Paul Akintelure, â€œthe march is equally to stimulate the noble objective of the Electronic Media Lecture, which main goal is to contribute to national development, economic advancement, and enhancement of our democratic valuesâ€