The Peace Corps of Nigeria, PCN has stressed the need for the social engagement and empowerment of youths through sporting activities.
The National Commandant of PCN, Dr Dickson Akoh gave the indication during a Marathon competition Organised to commemorate the International Day of Peace in Abuja.
Dr Akoh said the peace corps intended to collaborate with the Athletic Federation of Nigeria for the expansion of the programme.
The Chairman, Organizing Committee of the Day, Mr Edet Ekpeyong said about Two Hundred youths participated in the event with various prizes for the winners.
The Winner of the Marathon, Penu-Musa Ismaila described the event as exciting and said he would use his One Hundred Thousand Naira prize judiciously.
Four Children involved in the Marathon received scholarships from the Peace Corps of Nigeria.