The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo has urged Nigerians at home and in diaspora to tap into the habit of committing themselves into doing something positive, nobody had done before, in order to give the nation a better name on the world ranking.
Oba Gbadebo disclosed this, while receiving the Nigeria Bikers Association, in company of the Nigeria Biker, Kunle Adeyanju, who travelled from London to Lagos, ,paid a courtesy visits to the Alake on Wednesday, 27th of July, 2022.
The Alake commended the Biker, for setting such a notable record, noting that, Nigeria had always been reputed to be a bad nation, economically and socially, but he felt glad that some Nigerians had stood up to disclaim such acclaims, with the likes of 100 Metre Hurdler; Dayo Amusan, Former Heavyweight Champion; Anthony Joshua and many others.
The Egba Apex Monarch urged the the celebrated biker “to write a story on his adventure from London to Lagos, adding that, it would be a challenge for everyone to do something positive nobody had done before.
He advised all other Bikers and Nigerians to continue to impact the society positively in whatever they do, and to make the country proud, wherever they found themselves.
Speaking earlier, the London to Lagos Biker, Mr Kunle Adeyanju Alias Lionheart, told the Alake that, he was proud of being a Nigerian and all through his adventure, he put up Nigeria flag to show that Nigeria was a great and loving country.
Lion Adeyanju noted that, along the ride, he decided to design a flag of Nigeria which has 3 in 1 features, and the number one was Nigeria colour, green white green, which represents the virtue of the nation.
He added that, all through the adventure, he discovered that, people loved Nigeria, and they wanted to take picture with him, which he saw as a compliment to his ambition.
According to the Biker, the second part of the flag was tagged ‘End Polio Now,’ perhaps, a campaign to curtail the spread of the virus
The Biker disclosed that, Polio was a very dangerous virus that hamper people’s lives and now that, there’s a cure, it had been eradicated, but if they don’t continue giving awareness, enlightening the people about the virus and giving out anti-polio vaccine the manifestation of the virus would come back.
He recalled that, on the 16th to 19th of June this year, Cote D’Ivoire had National Immunization Day, as well as Togo, who had hers, three weeks ago.
He further appealed to the Alake to use his good office to continue to pass the message to the government, in ensuring Polio was eradicated in the country.
Mr Adeyanju stated that, the third part of the flag was the theme of the Rotary Club, titled ‘Imagine Rotary,’ which he was a major stakeholder
Also, the flag that travelled all the way from London to Lagos, a journey of 12,000 kilometers, was presented to Egba Paramount Ruler at the Ake Palace.