By Modupe Oremule
“This is to alert participants, spectators and to see that members of the immediate communities where the sprinters will race through are all kept in the picture” he said.
“With a robust communication system in place, we hope to have a better cohesion as the security agencies will be fully onboard.
“This is because the security team for the marathon had carried out a detailed assessment of every area that is connected to this event.
“The security agencies, both armed and unarmed, had been briefed on different but related scenarios where their personnel will be involved,” he said.
Nesiama said that an Emergency Response Training (ERT) venue had been set up.
He said that from there, the planned Command, Control and Communications setup to be deployed for the marathon would be tested to ensure efficiency.
He also said that the organisers had put measures in place to identify un-accredited athletes, saying that they would be disqualified if caught.
“We want to advise and encourage all accredited sprinters that will be participating in the race to be at the established screening points before the start of both the 42km and 10km races.