Vice President Yemi Osinbajo hosted the Nigerian biker Kunle Adeyanju at the Presidential Villa as he arrived in Nigeria.
Kunle Adeyanju is a Nigerian adventurer who set off from London on a biking mission to arrive in Lagos in 25 days of nonstop riding. Adeyanju embarked on his charity ride on the 19th of April, 2022, in an attempt to raise N20 million for the fight against Polio in Africa, as well as provide sanitation and clean water for the inhabitants.
After several days of biking and traveling across the Sahara Desert, Kunle Adeyanju finally arrived in Nigeria. The adventurer was hosted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, 7th of July.
Osinbajo commended the effort and courage of the biker to travel from London to Nigeria, adding that a trip of 12,000 kilometers of uncertain terrain and 12 countries was no mean feat.
The Vice President also noted that Polio is a serious issue that is being addressed in the country. According to him, NEC has a committee that deals with polio alone while the council also receives reports on polio from relevant agencies.
Adeyanju was accompanied by other bikers drawn from across the country and his delegation also included Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), and District Governor of Rotary Club District 9125, Mr. Goddy Nnadi among other officials.
Osinbajo commended the bikers who have come together to celebrate Kunle Adeyanju from all across the country. He said, “We must stay together, we must stay united and I think that anybody that has seen how you have come from different parts of the country to celebrate Kunle Adeyanju, all of you have together, demonstrated the essence of who we are as Nigerians”.
“I am really also excited about the fact not only that you have done this for the adventure because I am told you are an adventurer; that you do sky diving, bungee jumping, cycling, all sorts of other adventures but more for a very worthy cause which is the Polio crusade.
“And I must say to you that the whole polio campaign is one that we have taken quite seriously; the Federal Government of Nigeria, especially in the past couple of years, has taken it very seriously indeed which explains why now we have an end.
“But I am sure the District Governor will let you know; polio is a very crafty disease and I think you have also pointed that out when you think you have conquered it, if you are not careful, if you are complacent, it will come back, very quickly; which is why we must keep a sustained attack against it.’’