Kunle Adeyanju, the Nigerian tourist, has embarked on a “charity ride” from London to Lagos to support efforts toward sustaining Africa’s polio-free status.

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In a Twitter thread, Adeyanju said the journey — which commenced from London to Borges in France on Tuesday — is expected to take 25 days.

According to him, the ride would see him travel across several countries including Spain, Senegal, Ghana and Togo.

“I commenced the London – Lagos charity ride today April the 19th, 2022. The ride is expected to last 25days, spanning a total distance of about 12,000km,” he wrote.

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“The ride will traverse London – France – Spain – Gibraltar – Morocco – Western Sahara – Mauritania – St Louis – Senegal – Gambia – Mali – Cote d’Ivorie – Ghana – Togo – Benin – Lagos.

“Day 1 of the charity ride involves riding from London to Dover, where I went on a ferry to cross the English Channel to Calais France and then ride to Borges France, my stop point for the day. Total ride distance for day 1 is to be about 745km.”

The bike rider said his target is to raise the sum of N20 million. Adeyanju also called on people to support the “noble initiative”.

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“Please be reminded that we have started receiving your support for this noble charity cause. 100% of fund raised will be channeled to primary health, water & sanitation, polioplus project,” he added.

“Particularly 20% of fund raised will be targeted to support the fight to sustain Africa polio free status. Our target is N20m, please join hands with me and support this noble initiative.”



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