World Wrapper Man Runs For Benue Flood Victims LAGOS TO MAKURDI
MR. ADJHARO DAVID OBARO, also known as WORLD WRAPPER MAN – a charity marathoner from Agbarha-Otor in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State; the only man in the world that runs a marathon with an 18 yard, 4 kg wrapper; and the holder of the record of longest wrapper in the world will, on Tuesday October 17, 2017, kick off the Lagos to Makurdi Marathon in support of Benue Flood Victims.
Hundreds of residents of Benue State were forced by the August 2017 devastating flood in the State to flee their homes and are currently living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps across the State.
READ: Flood Hit Areas In Benue
The Charity Marathon, a distance of about 900 km; estimated to take 25 days at an average of 40 km per day, is targeted at raising One Million steps that will be sold for One US Dollar (USD 1) per step.
The money realized therefrom will be used, in partnership with Sesor Empowerment Foundation (an NGO working to rehabilitate displaced flood victims in Benue State) and other partners, to economically empower as many IDPs as possible in order to make them self-dependent and useful to the society after their stay in the camp.
WORLD WRAPPER MAN is a Nigerian-born charity marathoner who has completed many local and international charity marathons including the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Bucharest International Marathons in Romania; the 22-day, 787 km, May 2015 Lagos to Abuja Charity Marathon; the 2016 Abeokuta to Lagos Marathon in support Jason Remo, a blind charity marathoner in the USA; and the marathon from Lagos to Agbarah-Otor in Delta State in January 2017 in support of a Back-to-School educational project, all in his signature garb of long wrapper and a large Nigerian flag in his hand to promote our country.
Worldwrapperman’s Departure and Contact
The departure point is the Old Toll Gate, Opposite Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Station, Lagos at 8:00 am on Tuesday October 17, 2017. While running on the road, WORLD WRAPPER MAN can be contacted on his mobile phone number: 0809 181 7239, preferably on SMS. Voice calls are best attended to between 12 noon and 1pm when
Ukan Kurugh is one of the concerned citizens who has relentlessly been supporting the plight of the internally displaced persons right from the begining. He is following up on the victims and recently put up a picture with an IDP who has been delivered of triplets and currently squating in her friend’s Kitchen.