Manufacturer of cooking vegetable oil, Power oil, has associated with Lagos National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to extend its health initiative to both corps members and staff, as it urged them to cultivate healthy habit that would lead to a healthy heart.
The firm which visited the Lagos State orientation camp in Iyana Ipaja with its health team engaged participants in an all-round medical exercise including free basic medical checkup ,blood pressure, Body temperature, medical consultation, nutritional advice, general health talk as well as product donation.
Brand Manager of the firm, Amisha Chawla, explained that the NYSC platform offered the brand an opportunity to deliver its health programme to more Nigerians as he explained that certain health complications could be avoided though timely sensitisation and regular checkups which was what the brand sought to achieve.
“As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, we deemed its necessary to offer something more to our consumers especially that has to do with their health to cover up for the huge expenses of accessing medical check-up in the country as well as inadequate awareness programme on health related issues. “You will agree with me that we take physical fitness and nutrition very importantly, going by our regular daily drills and healthy choice of meals which are prepared under the most hygienic condition.
“We also have our own medical community outreach programme which sees medical corps members providing free medical checkups to rural community dwellers in Lagos. That is why we are readily inclined to this initiative because it is in the interest of all”, he said.
One of the corps members, Miss Onyinye Uzowulu, observed that the health talk offered by the company had raised her awareness on health issues.
“I am happy that this programme has brought me to the light, a lot of people are still unaware of the risks involved in not paying attention to the body, particularly in the area of fitness, choice of meal and regular medical checks”, she enthused.
The Power Oil Health Camp initiative is a daily and ongoing activity in nine locations across the country .The team recently visited Moniya Community in Ibadan, Mariri Community, Kumbotso in Kano State, Tunge-Maje Community and Gwagwalada in Abuja.