Nigerian Professionals Charged on Diet, Health


Abimbola Akosile

Nigerian professionals in the workplace have been charged to take their health more seriously and eat right, in order to avoid future health challenges or medical complications that could cut short their lives and careers.

The charge was made at the special business roundtable organised by the Nigerian Business Coalition Against AIDS (NiBUCAA) recently at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, which drew business officials from different companies in the country led by Chairman, MTN Nigeria and Co-Chair, NiBUCAA, Dr. Pascal Dozie.

The keynote presentation themed ‘Basic Nutrition: Tips for Healthy Living and Maintaining Healthy Living and Work-life Balance’ was delivered by an HIV & AIDS Specialist, Dr. Anslem Audu at the Lagos office of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Goodwill messages were also delivered by officials from the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), aside presentations by other speakers at the Access-Bank sponsored event.

NiBUCAA, whose members include corporate organisations like Access Bank Plc, NNPC, MTN, Julius Berger, Dangote Group, Total Nigeria Plc, and Nestle among others, was set up in 2003 during the Presidency of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as the voice of the private sector response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria.