The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Bank Limited, Mallam Ahmed Kuru, has called on Nigerians to be conscious of their lifestyle and prioritise the habits of regular exercise and healthy eating to ensure a fit and healthy life.
Kuru, who spoke at the end of the 2nd edition of the Walk-For-Life campaign, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative organized by the bank, stated that lack of regular exercise and poor eating habits by people cause health challenges later in life.
The 2ndedition of the Walk-for-Life campaign which took place recently (at the weekend) saw staff of the bank and their friends as well as family members, walk a distance of about nine kilometers covering Victoria, Lagos and Ikoyi Islands.
While commending the staff and other members of the public for turning out in large numbers to participate and complete the health walk, the Managing Director emphasized the need for moderation in all the people do. Said he: “I am one of those who believe in moderation in anything we do. For me, people should be free to eat well but the watch word should be moderation at all times because too much of everything is bad. So the emphasis should be for every one of us to be conscious and engage in regular exercise so that we can strike a balance with what we eat.”
The MD/CEO also added that it was because of the importance the bank attached to the health of its staff and the citizenry that it has decided to ensure that the Walk-For-Life campaign becomes a regular programme in the life of the bank. He also called on everybody to brace up for a longer walk in the coming edition of the exercise.
Like in the previous edition, the 2nd Enterprise Bank Walk-For-Life campaign, which kicked off at 7:00a.m. last Saturday, held simultaneously across the 10 regions of the bank nationwide, except in Ekiti State, where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted an election and some of the states with security situations.
The Walk-For-Life initiative is another effort by the management of Enterprise Bank to continually seek new ways of improving the lives and lifestyle of all its stakeholders by making them always conscious of their health. Enterprise Bank introduced the event in 2013 and the first edition, held on December 7, 2013.