The Ibadan community has benefitted from the Power Oil Heart Health Initiative aimed at encouraging and promoting a healthy lifestyle among Nigerians.
The exercise which forms part of the corporate social responsibility of the organisation is meant to go round the country and has presently been established in 10 camps including Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Owerri, Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Kano and Kaduna among others.
According to the company, the Heart Health Mission initiative was primarily aimed at bringing free basic health check-up closer to the public with the assistance of certified doctors, while also sensitising them on ways to keep a healthy heart and to maintain a low calories body system.
Speaking at the programme which held at the palace of the monarch of Moniya community in Ibadan, Public Relations Manager of the company, Omotayo Azeez, noted that specifically, the brand sought to educate and enlighten Nigerians on the connection between a periodic medical check-up and long life as well as bring their consciousness to live a healthy heart lifestyle.
“The activation is simply to promote healthy living by encouraging Nigerians to pay more attention to their body and be cautious about what they consume so as to enjoy good health and live long. As plans to cover a substantial part of the country, we have further extended our outreach to the hinterlands and we are happy about the huge turnout in this community,” she said.
The monarch of the host community, Chief Karimu Adigun, also lauded the program which he said was first of its kind in the community.
“Apart from the free checkup, we have also learnt a lot on how our choices of food determine our health status . I must commend power oil brand for this initiative which considered first, the well being of the public,” he said.
In addition to this programme, the company has also been sponsoring other projects with similar health objectives such as the annual Power Oil Walk-Heart -on as well as the annual Pay With Calories initiative which held its third edition in three locations recently.