NGOs advocate healthy lifestyle for Nigerians
Waka Community International, Health Emergency Initiative (HEI) and Q-life Family Clinic on Saturday organised aa health awareness programme to promote healthy lifestyle among Nigerians.
The 9.5km Charity Walk started at Admiralty Way, Lekki, and terminated at Ikoyi , Lagos State.
Speaking at the programme, Babajide Obanikoro, Eti-Osa Federal Constituency Representative, said that health was wealth.
According to Obanikoro, the body needs to be exercised.
“The body needs to stretch so that the systems can work as they should,” he said.
Also speaking, the Executive Director of HEI, Mr Paschal Achunine, said he was excited about version two of the Let’s Waka with Q Live Clinic and HEI.
Achunine said that this was coming after the first outing in the month of May and that the health walk was to build consciousness among Nigerians on healthy living exercises.
“It is a very friendly exercise as walking is an exercise that is accessible to the young and old.
“It can happen in the home or anywhere else.”
He said HEI ensured that when emergency happens, instead of people taking pictures or making videos, they do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for accident.
“HEI wants to initiate the narrative that works for the good of all.
“It will not be a complete interaction without making reference to HEI call, the flagship programme of our organisation.
“Health Emergency Initiative, a lot of Nigerians die because of medical conditions, especially nonchronic conditions that require less than N30,000 or below to survive.
“So, we have been working with public hospitals across Lagos, especially for children of zero to five years” he said.
On his part, Mr Lonrezo Mba, Founder, Waka Community International, said that Waka Community was all about changing lives by sharing the benefits of walking everyday, eating right and good quality sleep.
Mba said that walking was one of the best exercises in the world as it is gentle on the ankles and knees.
According to him, walking does not discriminate on grounds of gender, age health status and can be done indoors or outdoors.
The high point of the event was a free 90-minutes First Responders Training Session for all participants at the end the walk.