“The Ministry of interior is a fitness oriented Ministry and we will entertain Future invitations of charitable organizations that ensures well coordinated exercises”.
These were the submissions of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore at the inaugural “TITI Memorial Walk for Heart Waking, Jogging” which took off from the Unity Fountain Abuja to the National Eagle Square.
The exercise was organised by the TITI & KIKI Foundation on Saturday, 20 November, 2021. It was a 5km Health Walk.
Dr Belgore, added that a minimum of two hours walk per day will help the heart and breathing as he doubles as a medical personnel and a successful heart surgery patient of over twenty years now.
He appreciated the founder of the Foundation, Hon.Tajudeen Yusuf, who named the Foundation after his late wife and son who lost the battle against heart diseases.
Notable guests were: the chairman of the event Rt.Hon.Yakubu Dogara who was represented; Captain of the event, Mr Sada Agara; President of the Karate Federation of Nigeria; Hon. Dr Ibrahim Shehu; President of the Athletic Federation of Nigeria;
Dr Stephen Olorunfemi; Hon. Francis Agbo; Hon.Rimamoide Shawulu; and delegates such as Asst. Corp Marshall Oladele Clement and Hon Fred Agbedi.
Directors and senior officers from the Ministry of Interior were also there in their numbers.
Vital checks were taken by Dr Usi of the Port Health Services from the Public Health Department of the Federal Ministry of Health.
Titi & Kiki Memorial Foundation was founded by Hon. Tajudeen Ayo Yusuf (TeeJay) on 2 November, 2020.
Since its establishment, the organization has supported with full funding, the successful completion of a reconstructive heart surgery with (special implants including mechanical heart valve and tricuspid ring) for a troubled patient at the Cardiovascular Department of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).