The 12th edition of Arise Walk for Life became bigger this year despite many restriction due to rampaging coronavirus. People across the world harkened to the call of the delectable Convener of Arise Walk For Life, Dr Siju Iluyomade of Arise Women, in a bid to encourage exercises and improve our health status.
This year’s edition which was held in clusters across many parts in the Country instead of the regular convergence and walk as a whole, as usual attracted many dignitaries walking simultaneously in clusters to adhere to covid-19 protocols.
Tagged #StayingAlive, the event held in the early hours of Saturday, 17th October across many parts of the world, saw the Convener, Dr Iluyomade starting up her own cluster alongside wife of Governor of Ogun State, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun, Former First Lady of Cross River, Mrs Onari Duke, wife of Chairman of Daar Communication, Mrs Moji Dokpesi among others in front of St. Saviour School, Bourdillon road, Ikoyi down to the Ikoyi bridge and environs.
Former Super Eagles stars like Peter Rufai, Pastor Taribo West and Jonathan Akpoborire also teamed up with her to add more side attraction to the day. In other parts of the states, The wife of Governor of Lagos State, Her Excellency, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs Oluremi Hamzat joined the walk in another cluster, walking along Marina area of the State along with some wives of members of the State Cabinet.
Also joining the Walk is wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr Zainab Bagudu along her aides in the State capital, Minister For Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen also led a cluster in Abuja to Walk for Life as they also observed the covid-19 protocol. This edition which preludes the yearly Arise Women Conference holding on October 31st both virtually and also at the City of David Church Auditorium witnessed Arise Boat cruise to spice up the day.
Though the convener Siju along alongside his ever supportive Husband, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade led the Bourdillon Cluster with other dignitaries, Arise Women Walk also took place in France, Philippines, America, UK, Mauritius, Banana Island, Sangotedo among many other cities.