Dawud wins 2018 Abuja SDGs race


Dawud Kyari beat 149 other cyclists to win the 2018 Racing for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held in Abuja.

The competition at 10 a.m, from the Unity Fountain in Maitama.

The winner went home with the N100,000 prize money.

Femi Akunji, President, Dapper Exclusive Style, said the event was in partnership with the Cycling Federation of Nigeria.

Akunji said it was an exclusive awareness campaign aimed at promoting 13 out of the 17 goals of the SDGs through cycling sports and making Nigerians to embrace the culture of cycling.

We are tying cycling to the SDGs and we are trying to see how we can boost the sports in Nigeria and also use it to create awareness.

“We want to see how we can use cycling to eradicate poverty through the blender and service delivery’ bicycle,’’ he said.

Akunji said that with the blender bicycle, husband and wife could actually generate income for the family.

We have two bicycles there, one has a blender and the other is a delivery service bicycle.

“We are looking at where a husband and wife gets this bicycle and as the wife is grounding the husband does to the city for delivery services,’’ he said.

Akunji said that while the family would be making money, they are also keeping fit to remain healthy.

He said taking cycling as a profession was another way of making money to make people self reliance.

Akunji said that the they were looking at 2030 to achieved the SDGs goals.

Athletes took part in three categories, professional, the veterans and the cycling enthusiast.