As part of activities lined up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lagos State, the Sole Administrator of Lagos Island Local Government Area, Hon. Nosirdeen Musa, early Thursday morning led a walk, tagged: “Walk For Lagos”.
The walk, which had in attendance all staff of the LGA and other well-wishers, commenced from the LGA Area Office located at Olowogbowo Street and ended at Zappas Compound, Freeman Street the headquarters of the LGA.
It was with pomp and pageantry that the walk was held; also on ground were medical personnel to attend to those who may not be able to continue the walk.
Speaking with journalists at the end of the walk Hon. Musa highlighted the usefulness of taking a walk.
In his words “Our Executive Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has arranged series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of Lagos and we know may not be able to be part of all the events that is why we decided to stage this ‘Walk For Lagos’ and if you noticed everybody that started the walk ended it.”
Also speaking at the end of the walk was Dr. Oladapo Asiyanbi, the Medical Officer of Health (MOH), Lagos Island Local Government Area, he corroborated the stand of the Sole Administrator, while enumerating the usefulness of exercise to the body.
To Dr. Asiyanbi, said exercise is good for the body, he advised people to eat right, walk more to live well.
On the essence of the walk he said: “What we did today (Thursday) is brisk walking, we walked for over one hour, which will help burn calories from the body, people want to be healthy yet they don’t want to exercise, but what we did will help all those that participated enormously, I don’t see any of the participants falling ill in the next three years.”