Oyo state Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has stressed the need for regular physical fitness test.
According to Goalpoacher report, Makinde, during the flag-off of intra-secretariat bicycle ride, tagged: “Awa Bike” on Thursday, noted that: “First, we are trying to promote a green environment. As you can see, somebody is really breathing hard here.”
“I rode this bike from my office to Water Corporation and I burnt some energy. You have fitness being tested. Also, it is a zero-carbon footprint and that is what we want to encourage here. We want people to be fit. We also want to reduce our carbon footprint.”
“It is also something that we can see has immense benefits for the people, bike-rider and for our state. The fact that I am riding it shows that anyone should be able to ride it.”
“We have spent N750,000 on this, which is not more than what can be used for entertainment in some of these ministries,” he said.