World Athletics Installs Air Quality Sensor At NIS

Air Quality

As part of efforts by the World Athletics  governing body (WA) to address air pollution in urban areas and improve  physical activity, an Air Quality Sensor  has been installed at the National Institute for Sports (NIS), Lagos.

The Installation was supervised by the  project officer of Nilayo Sports Management, Otonye Iworima.

According to her:  “Running for clean Air is a project brought to Lagos by World  Athletics and funded by the Clean Air Fund, a global body committed to  tackling Air pollution.

“The project objective is to address Air pollution in urban areas and advocate for physical activity. We will measure hyper- local air quality and share the data in large awareness campaign, using Access Bank Lagos Marathon as the key platform to leverage existing running  communities, spark positive transformations within cities and increase awareness  of air quality issues.

“The project is now in its preparation phase with an official start  planned for August 2024.”



She said the Sensor was temporarily  installed at the Eko Atlantic City for the Lagos City Marathon, but was moved to the NIS due to its urban clean training  area where the air quality can be monitored for the project.


“This is an area where a community of  physically active people train and is accessible to all.”


Speaking after the Installation, MIS’s Registrar Mr Belmond Benson said he was excited, noting that the gesture symbolized the beginning of a long lasting relationship which will bring immense benefits to sports.


“As a research and training Institute, this move is a welcome development. We look to forward to building a lasting relationship with  World Athletics.

We hope to use this as a stepping  stone to explore  other areas of collaboration.”


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