Yemi Oyekoya, a Lagos-based cyclist, has
promised to embark on over 1, 000 km (600
miles ) journey from Ghana to Nigeria to raise
funds for the fight against Ebola Virus Disease
Oyekoya told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
in Lagos that the journey would be used to
create more awareness for the fight against
the EVD and assist its victims.
According to Oyekoya, the journey will begin
on December 19th in Accra and end in Lagos
on January 15th, 2015.
“My mission is to generate more awareness in
the fight against the dreaded disease plaguing
some countries in West Africa.
“The fight against the Ebola disease has been
made possible by voluntary contributions from
governments, private organisations, non-
governmental organisations and individuals.
“This is why I will be using this platform to
generate funds for non-governmental
organisations that have been involved in
catering for the affected areas,” Oyekoya said.
“I have a deep passion for the fight against
Ebola, hence the need to use my cycling
mission to create more awareness.
“Cycling is a passion and I have been involved
in traveling on bicycle to different countries
“For me I love cycling and journeying through
different countries is something that gives me
great pleasure, especially seeing other
countries and meeting diverse cultures.
“I want to share the spirit of the adventure
with everybody, especially on the tenacity and
the challenges that go with the journey.
“I want to use this quest to unite everybody
on the continuous fight against the disease as
it affects families, workers, especially many
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