Saturday, 30 October 2021

FEGOCO PH Alumni Holds Health Walk In Lagos

  


 

The old student of the prestigious Federal Government College Port Harcourt, FEGOCO PH, on Saturday, 30 October 2021, converged at the Catholic Church, Admiralty Way in Lekki, for a purposeful walk in a campaign for physical and healthy wellbeing.

 

The 9-kilometre walk kicked off around 8.30 am from Admiralty Way to Lekki Link Bridge. The Alumni who participated did three laps back and forth adorning purple jerseys, and ensuring that all COVID protocols are observed.

 

Medical personnel and facility were on ground for emergencies, with an ambulance and escort vehicles. The walk was well organized as the team followed traffic-free routes.

 

President of the Federal Government College PH Old Student Association, Mr Gogo Kurubo who spearheaded the Health Walk, emphasized the importance of staying healthy. He added that walking has long been considered an ideal form of physical exercise.

 

It is easy, accessible, requires no special skills or equipment, poses little risk of injury, and can be done virtually anywhere, he told newsmen. 

 

Mr Gogo Kurubo is a COVID-survivor who has remained at the forefront of the campaign for staying safe and complying with COVID-19 safety protocol.

 

Having survived COVID, I have come to appreciate the importance of exercise and how it fosters comprehensive body wellness.

 

He added that a collective cause like the health walk is effective in contributing to overall weight loss, lowering BMI (body mass index) and body fat percentage, and decreasing blood pressure.

 

“Our approach to advancing the blossoming drive for health and fitness, through the Health Walk, also reflects our capacity to create value for our community. We have made it our responsibility to encourage the general public in the adoption of lifestyles that promote good health and well-being, he said.

 

Speaking about the role of the Alumni, Mr Gogo stated that the Alumni has been a huge inspiration for him and for other members.

 

Having left school about 40 years back or 10 years back to meet up, the excitement was visible as old friends and schoolmates see one another for the very first time in many years, and the nostalgia is awesome.

 

Beyond the Health Walk, the Alumni association aims to play very significant roles in other areas such as education, infrastructural development of the Alma mater and maintenance of high education standards in school through the organisation of scholarships for students.

 

Through this Health Walk, it is also believed that the alumni is achieving the vision to make sports that instrument for unity and development among members and the community by extension.

 



















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