|Planning Committee of the Walk 4 Life initiative of NNSS Ojo Alumni|
Amidst the hustle and bustle, the need to pay closer attention to one’s well-being and live healthy has been stressed by the Nigeria Navy Secondary School, NNSS Ojo Alumni group. The group demonstrated this at the weekend when they walked a stretch of 7.1 km along Osborne road and back to the Astro Turf pitch. The whole set of NNSS Ojo Alumni from 1986 embarked on the exercise tagged, Walk 4 Life with their former teachers and school administrators.
All dressed in Navy blue T-shirts, the group were seen in their hundreds on Saturday morning, walking through the Osborne-Ikoyi road through to the Kingsway Glover road followed by two LASAMBUS buses and a Nigerian Navy Wey bus. Speaking on the ideals of walking for long kilometres as an exercise, Vice Chairman, Board Of Trustees of the alumni group, Mr Bayo Omololu stated that the group decided to embark on a walk exercise to demonstrated the importance to take care of one’s body.
“We thank God that today (Saturday) was a huge success going by the number of participants of the alumni group. We have recorded seven hundred participants. The need to live healthy cannot be over emphasized. Walking as an exercise is the least strenuous form of exercise, one can do and we did this to show the need to exercise regularly even in the midst of our busy schedules. We hope to take this further to another level after we must have had our NNSS Ojo Alumni election.
One of the former administrators of the school, Mr Abel Akanji Olayiwola who was the pioneer music teacher noted that the Walk 4 Life, event had brought all the sets together as this had never been done before. He added, “This program, put together by the alumni group had succeeded in doing two things, sensitise both the old and young why we need to exercise our bodies and conduct regular medical checkups which is laudable. The other one was to show the need for the alumni group and the different sets within it to seek ways to give back to their Alma-Mata. Some sets have done it but others need to emulate them. There is a blessing in giving and the young ones now in the school will benefit a lot if their ex-students take time out to visit and engage the students on how to prepare for life after school.”
There are plans to hold more health-related symposium among others event like the fund raising initiative to support slums and communities, Empowerment programs for members and families and then the NNSS Alumni Gala Nite according to the Chairman BOT, Sylvester Chidozie.