SUNNY DAVID, AWKA
Over three hundred persons on Sunday took part in this month’s Anambra walk for life exercise.
The walk, fifth in its series, took off from Amawbia city stadium to Njikoka council headquarters, Abagana to Umuokpu, Nawfia and Enugwu-Ukwu, covering about ten kilometers with four refill points at designated stops.
Our correspondent, who was part of the walk, reports that the March edition of Anambra walk for life attracted sports lovers across government and social circles, with official launch of the walk for life brand capping the event.
On hand were men of Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (OCHA) Brigade, Anambra State Traffic Management Agency, ATMA and the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to ensure there were no traffic glitches in the course of the exercise.
The principal secretary to Governor Willie Obiano, Sir Willy Nwokoye, in his remarks, lauded the walk exercise, noting that its routine practice depicts, in larger sense, Governor Obiano’s keen belief in healthy lifestyles.
In an interview, the chairman of Anambra State Sports Development Commission, Chief Tony Oli, the organizer of the walk, said the commission is looking forward, in the near future, to partnering interested organizations to promote the brand along with plans to make the exercise a household practice across Anambra state.
Also part of the walk was the member representing Njikoka 2 constituency at the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Pete Ibida, and his Njikoka 1 counterpart, Dr. Tim Ifedioramma, both describing the outing as practical show of their physical and mental alertness in view of next Saturday’s state assembly election.
Managing director and Chief Executive Officer of the Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS, Chief Uche Nworah, said that the exercise has yielded commendable results, not just in physical fitness but also in bringing diverse minds together under one sport.