Nigeria to hold first ever standing competition

Aisha John-Mark, Abuja

(Left) National Coordinator of the LAST MAN STANDING CHALLENGE, Mr. Edmond Tawiyah and MD Studio24, Mr. Chris Ifeanyi Oputa

Nigerians are set to participate in the first edition of the standing competition in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.

This was made known on Wednesday in Abuja by the National Coordinator of the event, Mr. Edmond Tawiyah while addressing news men.

The theme of the competition, ”The Last Man Standing” is expected to feature about 150 contestants both male and female from all over the country.

The winner of this unique competition sets a world record of the longest time stood by any man on earth.

While speaking about the competition, Mr Tawiyah said the challenge is aimed at inspiring the Nigerian youth in doing something worth while.

“The primary objective of this competition is to engage the Nigerian youth by inspiring them in self belief in achieving their life goals through strength, character and resilience.”

“We have a lot of resilient Nigerian youth, before you commit a crime, you need a lot of resilience. So if you can channel the negativity into positive like competing for this standing, its a plus because it takes a real mind to stand for this kind of competition.”

“The competition is also aimed at fighting hunger by supporting organisations that are into feeding the hungry.”

The Competition

Mr. Tawiyah who also explained what the competition entails said “during the period of the competition, the contestants can walk around and have conversations with other contestants, the contestants cannot lean, squat, sit and no pharmaceutical aid.”

He also said “the contestants must be physically and mentally sound to participate and serving or ex- force members are not eligible to contest.”

“The winner will also get a brand new SUV and a gold medal award for resilience and also other consolation prizes.”

The ultimate prize for the winner of the challenge, a brand new Hyundai SUV

Mr Tawiyah said they are in partnership with other organisations such as the Lagos state Ministry of health to provide medical team during the competition.

The event which is the first of its kind in Nigeria will be done annually and the entry process will be unveiled in September 2018.