Edo state government over the weekend threw its weight behind the Edo Cycling Tour billed for August 18 to 23, 2018. The tour  is aimed at helping in the promotion of tourism in the state.

A Nigerian cyclist leading the pack as they journey from the national stadium during the first edition of the ECOWAS international tour of West Africa. Photo 234next

Speaking in Lagos, the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), Mr Ehi Braimah said the Deputy Governor of Edo state, Rt Honourable Comrade Phillip Shaibu   has pledged the support of the state government for the race put together by Neo Media to promote domestic tourism as well as revive the dying cycling culture in the state.

“Edo state is the home of tourism and to promote domestic tourism Neo media in conjunction with the Nigeria Cycling   Fedration are partnering the state Edo state   government to promote domestic tourism.

I am happy to tell you that Rt. Honourable Comrade Phillip Shaibu, the Edo state Deputy Governor met with the Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora, Osaze Osemwengie-Ero and my humble self  and has keyed into the noble idea because it will help in promoting tourism as well as help bring back  the lost glory in cycling in the state.


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