INDEPENDENCE MOTOR RALLY HOLDS IN FOUR STATES
A special Argungun fishing festival motor rally will be staged in honour of Nigeria's foremost nationalists, Dr. Nnamdi Azikwe, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa and Sir Ahmadu Bello.
According to the CEO of Hemenga Grand Prix, Abdulrahman Agunbiade, the rally, which is tagged Argungun Fishing Festival Golden Jubilee Unity Motor Rally, is part of activities scheduled for Nigeria's 50th Anniversary celebration.
Agunbiade who is also the consultant to the project disclosed that the rally would hold between September 20 and 25 in four cities – Ikenne, Bauchi, Sokoto and Onitsha.
He added that more than one hundred vehicles and two hundred drivers and pilots would participate in the competition.
He said, 'Nigeria is in joyous mood as we celebrate 50 years of our independence from colonial rule and as a mark of honour to our national heroes who fought for our independence from the British masters, we have decided to stage this motor rally in their places of origin.'
Motor rally has always been a part of Argungun fishing festival which is one of foremost cultural festivals in Nigeria. The fishing festival has developed into a great global brand with motor rally playing huge part in the success story and it is no surprise the rally has been adopted as part of the Golden jubilee celebration.