The great royal walk
By Sunny A. David, Nnewi
The 10th edition of the monthly walk for life fitness exercise, organized by Anambra State Sports Development Commission took place at Nnewi, Nnewi North Local Government Area, with the over 90-year-old traditional ruler, Igwe Keneath Orizu flagging of the walk.
Speaking at the end of the exercise, Chairman, Anambra state Sports
Development Commission, Mr. Tony Oli noted that it was historic to finally have the walk berth in Nnewi, as the ten kilometers walk, which kicked off and ended at the Palace of the traditional ruler has been a refreshing way for the people to keep fit.
Mr. Oli expressed satisfaction that communities are now starting up their own fitness exercise to complement the effort and key message of the state government for Ndi Anambra to keep fit through exercise.
In an interview, the Commissioner Youth Empowerment and Creative Economy, Mr. Afam Mbanefo, remarked that it was healthy to keep fit through the “Walk For Life Exercise” and urged Ndi Anambra in different age categories to appreciate the importance of exercise.
The Crown Prince of Nnewi, who also doubles as the Transition Committee Chairman for Nnewi North, Mr. Chukwudi Orizu and many others who spoke at the end of the walk, said that the walk has come to stay and that the local government Council will replicate such to keep indigenes and residents fit.
The now trademark of the walk, which includes; the traditional ogene music, aerobic exercise and fruit breakfast were all part of the Nnewi 10th edition of the walk.