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Stanbic IBTC, Vetiva, PZ Win As NSE Raises Awareness On Cancer

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As part of its corporate responsibility and sustainability focus, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has continued to raise funds and creating awareness on the fight against cancer.

At its annual five kilometre (km) race, NSE Corporate Challenge, themed, “e-Race Cancer”, which was held in Lagos had Austin Ani of Stanbic IBTC emerged the overall winner with a completion time of 18.45 minutes, after coming second in the 2017 edition. Paul Alabi of Aluko & Oyebode and Danladi Verheijen of Vetiva came second and third, finishing the race in 19.57 minutes and 20.04 minutes respectively. Paul, who is also not new at the NSE Corporate Challenge, was the overall winner in the 2016 edition.

Ngozi Dozie-Madubiuke of Vetiva, with a completion time of 22.48 minutes, emerged the fastest female while Sadhisha Dave of PZ Cussons, also female, emerged the winner of the senior citizen category for runners aged 50 and above, with a race time of 29.10 minutes.

The over 500 runners at the race were joined by outstanding race ambassadors such as Ikechukwu Onunaku, Immaculate Dache, Monica Ogah, Wole Arole the Prophet, Asiri Comedy to mention a few.

Explaining the NSE’s rationale for throwing its weight behind the race, the CEO of NSE, Mr. Oscar  Onyema, represented by executive director, Regulations, NSE, Ms Tinuade Awe said  that “the cancer epidemic in Nigeria is huge and is set to rise if urgent actions are not taken to raise awareness about early detection of the disease, and to develop practical strategies to address the increasing cancer burden.” 

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