By: Godwin Nathaniel
All is now set as Kanu Heart Foundation have concluded arrangements to celebrate this year’s World Heart’s Day in the nation’s capital.
This was confirmed by the Chairman, Local Organizing Committee of the event, Mo Muhammed Mustapha.
The theme for 2021 is titled “Walk with Nwankwo Kanu” and is expected to take place on the 29th of September, 2021 in the nation’s capital Abuja.
The Kanu Heart Foundation was founded in the year 2000 by former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu to provide succour for those suffering with undiagnosed heart disease and provide them surgery.
It will be recalled that the Atlanta 1996 Olympics Gold medalist and former Arsenal of England striker suffered congenital heart defect but eventually had a successful surgery.
The World Health Organisation, WHO has enmarked 29th September annually to celebrate World Heart’s Day with the aim of increasing awareness of cardiovascular diseases and how to control them to negate their global impact.
Entertainment celebrities , past and present Super Eagles players are expected to take part in the 5 to 10km walk in Abuja .
Former Nigerian Internationals such as Victor Ikpeba, Daniel Amokachi , Tijjani Babangida Emmanuel Emenike, alongside Nollywood stars , Kenneth Okonkwo , Francis Duru, Ali Nuhu, and Sani Danja are all expected to take part in the exercise.
The walking exercise is expected to start from the force headquarters to Trascorp Hilton in Abuja.
There will be free medical check up before and after the exercise.