Power Oil took the city of Enugu and Port Harcourt by storm over the weekend with the activation of the third edition of its annual health awareness walk tagged “Power Oil WalkHeartOn, which witnessed massive participation in both cities on the same day.
The annual heart health awareness walk is strategically designed to promote a healthy lifestyle and remind Nigerians on the benefits of a daily fitness routine. It is aimed at encouraging Nigerians to walk at least 30 minutes every day to keep fit and stay healthy.
Registration of participants started in the early hours of the morning at both locations before the 5 kilometres walk kicked off in Enugu at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium into Ogui Road, towards Otigba round about and back to the Stadium, the walk was led by the Commissioner for Youths & Sports, Enugu State, Hon. Charles Ndukwe. While in Port Harcourt, movement started from the Liberation Stadium into Elekahia Road towards roundabout around the Air Force junction and back to the Stadium.
Hon. Charles Ndukwe, the Commissioner for Youths & Sports, Enugu State, praised the brand for partnering with Enugu State on this project. He also considered the initiative a worthy one as it encourages everyone, especially the youths to imbibe the culture of exercising which is in line with the vision of the state.
Speaking at the fitness Walk in Enugu, Miss. Amisha Chawla, Brand Manager, Power Oil, said: “It is actually the first time we are having Enugu on board the WalkHeartOn project and I must say the excitement being exhibited by the indigents is indescribable. Also, it was such great feelings to record this magnitude of crowd joined in on a good course as this.
She also confirmed that the expectation of crowd was greatly surpassed in both locations as people came out enmass to join the healthy walk. The comedians and Guest Artists in both cities (Nigga Raw & MC Bonus in Enugu and Sound Sultan & Funnybone in PortHarcourt) also took active parts in leading the walk to encourage and demonstrate to the public the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle by taking a healthy walk for a healthy heart.
Mrs. Omotayo Abiodun, Public Relations Manager, Power Oil, who was part of the Port Harcourt Walk, also spoke about the high record of participation in the city while also confirming the last leg scheduled to hold simultaneously in Abuja and Ibadan for this week will be another blockbuster.