Flagging off the programme, the Hon. Commissioner for Rural Development whose Ministry powered the Health Walk, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi said the walk will hold quarterly in the five administrative divisions of the State i.e. Badagry, Epe, Lagos Island, Ikorodu and Ikeja for CDAs and Neighbourhood Watch that make up the divisions to encourage walking as physical exercise to promote healthy living and longevity.
He noted that the walk will also afford the participants the opportunity to know what to eat, to promote healthy life style as well as when to eat food and when not to eat as the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Health, Dr. Mrs. Yewande Adesina will tell them all they needed to know on how to live a healthy life he also admonished the participants to listen attentively to the health expert.
He urged the participants to continue the exercise in their various household and also share the knowledge gained from the exercise with members of their various communities for a healthy Lagos State.
Earlier, in his remarks the Special Adviser to the Governor on Rural Development, Mr. Babatunde Hunpe said the exercise came into being as a result of the success recorded with the health walk during the 2013 Community Day and the clamour for more of the walk by the people.
He said the programme will still move to the other divisions of the State later in the year.
Also, the Permanent Secretary, in the Ministry Mr. Olatunde Agoro said if the exercise is embraced regularly it will help the Obese to lose weight and the slim to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
He urged the Ministry not to make it just a day affair but to continue the exercise because of its benefits.
Other Special guest at the programme who spoke gloriously about the programme include the member of Lagos State House of Assembly representative Badagry, Hon. Ibrahim Layode, the Chairman of Badagry Local Government, Hon. Moses Dosu Husitode, the Chairman of Otto-Awori LCDA, Hon. Kayode Robert and the Vice Chairman of Ojo LG, Hon. Mrs. Chichi Funmi Gbadero.
The 10 Local Governments/Local Council Development Area which make up the division are Badagry Local Government, Badagry West Local Government Olorunda Local Council Development Area, Iba LCDA and Ojo LCDA others are Otto-Awori LCDA, Amuwo Odofin LGA, Oriade LCDA, and Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA, the 5 kilometer Health Walk started at VIP Chalet Badagry through Hospital Road and Badagry Roundabout to Badagry Local Government.
M.A. Ileyemi (Mrs.)
Lagos State Government Press Release
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