The Anambra Sports Development Commission (ASDC) has unveiled the brand logo for its monthly Walk for Life exercise for all residents.
Tony Oli, chairman of ASDC, performed the ceremony at the end of the 5th edition of the walk which had its start-off point at Amawbia in Awka South Local Government Area and terminated at Abagana, Njikoka.
Oli said the unveiling of the branded T shirts was part of the value addition to the exercise which entered its 5th edition in March.
He also kitted Osita Obijiofor, a staff of the commission and a participant in the exercise with a branded T shirt and football as Walk for Life ambassador.
“As we launch the official brand for this walk, we keep improving on every edition, we are now in the 5th edition and as we keep gathering momentum, we make efforts to make it better.
“We have our first winner of this branded T-shirt who will be our brand ambassador, our hope is that we will get brand partners who will key into what we are doing,” he said.
The chairman said efforts were on to ensure the walk which was meant for people of all ages and social strata took place simultaneously in the major cities of Anambra on every first Saturday of the month.
He said the next edition of the 10km walk would hold at Nnewi to also create awareness in that area.
“So far we have done 50km; our target is that we will cover 120km this year.
“Next month, we will be at Nnewi, the long term idea is that every first Saturday of the month people anywhere in Anambra will be walking at least 10km.
Willy Nwokoye who had taken part in every edition of the walk said the gains could not be quantified.
Nwokoye, the Principal Secretary to Gov. Willie Obiano, said the walk was also to encourage Anambra electorate to come out en mass in March to support the governor by ensuring victory for candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance running for State House of Assembly.
NNN also reports that officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Anambra Transport Management Authority, Operation Clean and Health, Anambra and other agencies were on ground to ensure free-flow of traffic and orderliness. (NNN)