By Ngozi Okpalakunne
The 2020 edition of a yearly walk tagged “Arise Walk For Life” with the theme; “#StayingAlive,” which holds on Saturday 17th October 2020 is an opportunity to reduce the dreaded Coronavirus in the country.
Convener of Arise Women, a purely humanitarian foundation, the organisers of the event, Princess (Dr.) Siju Iluyomade disclosed this at a press briefing which held recently in Lagos.
Iluyomade revealed that the event, which started over 10 years ago, will commence at 7:00 am in over 50 clusters across Nigeria, London, United States of America, Canada and various isolation centres.
While encouraging everyone to embrace walk, Iluyomade said; “you can just walk in a cluster of 25, but you must maintain social distance in the process.
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“Walk For Life means to get up, keep yourself alive and walk. Africa recorded few COVID-19 cases because African people walk and this strengthens their hearts and they burn calories in the process.
“Walking eliminates joint aches and boost the immune system, which is why COVID-19 is limited in Africa.”
She stated that influencers and celebrities have always been part of Arise and that some of them would be around for the walk this year.
According to her, personalities expected at the walk are the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sports and Super Eagles legend, Daniel Amokachi; Olympic Gold medalist and sports administrator, Mary Onyali; former deputy governor of Lagos State and Special Adviser to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Her Excellency Adejoke Orelope Adefulire; popular Disc Jockeys, Humility and Xclusive, Kaffy, DJ Cuppy, Bimbo Akintola, Nathaniel Bassey, Peter Rufai, and others.