The Oyo state capital city, Ibadan is set host the largest car racing event in the country which is scheduled to take place in December this year.
The event which is tagged as the Fanfaro Autofest is the second in the series is a car racing festival aimed at attracting and increasing global attention to the ancient city.
The Chief Executive Officer, Fanfaro Oil Nigeria, Mr Adekunle Olanrewaju while speaking at a press conference to herald the event,said;
“Oyo State is generally perceived as a late adopter of trends. Despite its large landmass ranking as the largest city in Africa with a high population, hardly is there an activity that brings visitors into the state as is the case with Calabar Festival in Cross Rivers or events in Lagos.
“Last year’s event witnessed over 60 super bikers, drifters and auto enthusiasts from different parts of the country visiting the city for the first time. We were able to evoke an evolution that placed Oyo State on the global map.
“In December, Oyo State will be hosting the largest auto sporting event in Nigeria. The three-day event will kick off with a dinner and awards. This would be followed by auto convoy drive around the city and would end would feature top super bikers, the celebrity with leading Bollywood acts gracing the occasion.”
The organisers added that more safety efforts in line with international standards will also be put in place.
The event which is supported by Basco Limited and Hennessey Nigeria among others is expected to attract participants from Cameroon, Republic of Benin, and other African countries.