with Agency report
The Nigerian man, Kunle Adeyanju, who embarked on a London-to-Lagos journey on a motorbike and arrived in Nigeria after 40 days, has visited Kwara State.
Adeyanju, a Nigerian and Rotarian, who hailed from Offa, Kwara State had embarked on a charity ride from London to Lagos – a distance of about 12,000 kilometres.
Adeyanju arrived in Nigeria on Sunday, May 29, 2022, stressing that he embarked on the journey to raise funds for #EndPolio in the country.
The biker who set off his journey from London, United Kingdom on April 19 was greeted at the border between Nigeria and Benin Republic by a cheering crowd who had gathered to welcome him, after which, he proceeded to Lagos metropolis.
Adeyanju is expected to visit his home town, and pay homage to the Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Esuwoye and also meet with Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara state before going to Abuja.
However, the Rotary club ilorin received Adeyanju in Ilorin from airport to a hangout party arena near Federal Secretariat, on Saturday.
Adeyanju was received by large crowd as he paid homage to his family members on Airport Road, Gbagba, Ilorin, where prayers were also offered for the Biker by the family led by Alhaji Rasaq Abioye.
An elated Mr Adeyanju extolled the beauty, cultures and hospitality of Africa and urged Africans to write their stories themselves.
Mr Adeyanju said there were lots of interesting discoveries as well as challenges everywhere during the 41 days bike ride from London to Lagos.
“Every day you ride, every kilometre is full of challenges.
“I have done close to 12,000 kms, 3,000 kms was done in Europe, while the other 9,000 kilos were done in Africa.
“And these 9,000 kms took me not just to the capital, but took me to the villages, the towns, and the hinterland, the desolate place, the isolated area, the most inhospitable places.
“All through this journey through Africa, I discovered a true African story.
“I was able to communicate the message of polio to the people who were receptive towards me,” Mr Adeyanju narrated.
He said it was fulfilling to see many people from across Africa accept the message to end polio in Africa
He said that it was fearful beginning the journey because all the intelligent reports concerning the countries of Africa, which he was to pass through, were damning.
”But after travelling over 9,000 kms to some of these isolated places, I discovered the African story and I discovered that African people are nice.