Ondo Federal Lawmaker, Makinde, Wife, Dr. Rhoda Host Annual Ondo City Marathon.

A member of the House of Representatives, representing  Ondo East and West federal Constituency Dr  Abiola Makinde and his wife, Dr Rhoda Makinde, founder of Dr. Rhoda Makinde Initiative, DROMI,  have hosted the annual Ondo City Marathon. 

The 2022 edition of the Marathon kick started at around 8am and the marathoners started from Ondo City sport stadium and passed through  Ife garage, Akure garage, Idishin , Barracks road to Oke Ayadi.

They marathoners thereafter moved straight  to Ife garage and ended it  at Ondo sport stadium complex. 

In the male category, Shaba Dare Eniola came first while Osudale Taiwo came second and Adeyemi Tunde Segun came  third respectively 

In the female category, Saibu Yetunde came first, Alabi Yemisi  was second and Afeez Rashidat came third. 

Also in the children category, Ayodeji funbi, Omoniyi Success and Olakunle Michael took first, second and third position respectively. 

Hon. Makinde in his speech, stressed the need  to help others, saying rendering helping hand is the essence of humanity.

 He added that one’s background doesn’t necessarily pre-determine how one’s life would eventually turn out while using his own story as an example. 

His words, ” I congratulate all the winners in all categories today. The aim of hosting this marathon annually stays undefeated having seen how giant strides are made by Nigerians all over the world in sports. 

“”Recently, we saw for ourselves how well Tobi Amusan excelled on international stage. She is now the current World, Commonwealth and African champion in the 100m hurdles, as well as the meet record holder in those three competitions. 

“Also recently, our own Ondo-born Musibau Adebisi is a national champion at National Sports Festival’s Men’s 200m finals. There is no limit for what we can achieve as a person as long as we keep trying and investing the necessary effort and personal sacrifices.” 

He therefore  encouraged young people to sustain their passion in sport-related activities and relentlessly develop their God-given talent as luck will shine someday. 

He also implored well-to-do sons and daughters of Ondo to pay attention to the young people in sport and give them support where and when necessary. 

Speaking during the event, convener of the annual Ondo City Marathon, Otunba Tony Adeniranye thanked Hon Makinde and his wife for hosting another great edition of the marathon.

He also ppreciated the athletes who participated in the event  from far and wide and those who supported in diverse forms to achieve the success of this year’s edition.  

The first prize winner, Shaba Dare Eniola, who also emerged winner at the last edition lauded the organisers of the marathon and acknowledged it as the biggest Marathon event that takes place in the whole Ondo state.

Present at the event were: the Chairman, Ondo West Local Government, Hon Ebenezer Akinsulire, represented by his Deputy, Hon. Akintunde Jimi, Party candidates, leaders and members, Sports enthusiasts, Student associations and so on. 


Alli Moshood Abiodun,

Special Adviser to Hon Makinde 

(Media & Publicity)