MD CEO of Suru Group, Edward Akinlade who has a record of helping good causes is to embark on a new challenge come October to raise money for the IDPs.
Mr Edward, along with other well-meaning Nigerians will walk an impressive 95 miles from Lagos to Ibadan, to raise money for the local charity.
The initiator, who will be joined by several Nigerian celebrities, decided to embark for two main reasons; to support the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Nigeria, raise money as part of the walk and to support the family of the Ex Super Eagle players who have represented Nigeria and have done well, but are no more.
There are many ex-super eagle players that have died and their families are living in penury. This is just to encourage the families and those who believe in this cause to come together and support them.
So what I decided was that Suru Group will donate 10 million naira to open a pot for that purpose,
“So as I walk to Ibadan, which is about 100 miles, we will do 10 miles per day. We will want the whole of Nigeria to support this walk. This historic task will place on the 1st of October, 2018, and it will last for 10 days. We have 3 months to prepare those who will join and how we will mobiliser he necessary infrastructures and support for this walk. I’m sure that by the time we get to Ibadan, Nigeria will be a new country.
“We will set off every morning from 6 am and relax at 6 pm every day, until we complete the last leg of our journey when they arrive in Ibadan”.
Adding to the essence of the walk, Edward Akinlade stated that the families of the ex-superstars needed to be supported, and he implored the media to also support in the amplification of the walk.
The walk is also billed to be covered by all local TV stations in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo State, and will be streamed live on Facebook.
When asked if he really can walk from Lagos to Ibadan, he said “I believe I can, since I’m going to stop in between and the journey will be 10 to 12 hours every day.
He however hinted on the challenged that they may likely face in the course of the walk, ‘ the problem starts when we leave Oghere, because those places are still undeveloped, we might likely not get anywhere close to a hotel. This will also be one of the things we will discover and talk about in the course of our walk.
Talking about how the organizers intend to ensure the security of lives and properties of the participants of the walk, he stated that the project will not be embarked upon without police support.
“We will obtain a license. We will apply to Lagos State Command, we will apply to Ogun State Command and Oyo State Command, I don’t expect them giving us less than 10 vehicles and officers within their jurisdiction.”, he said.
He also appeals to well-meaning NGOs and corporate bodies to key into this cause and join hands to save the generations of our Heroes past from the clutches of poverty