L-R: National Coordinator, Power Oil Health Camp, Mr. Opeyemi Awojobi; Lagos State Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr. Mohammed Momoh; 2017 Batch B (Stream 1) Corp member, Mr. Timilehin Agbejimi; and Power Oil Public Relations Manager, Ms. Omotayo Azeez, during the Power Oil health activities at Lagos NYSC Camp recently

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As its continues to drive its health initiative across the 36 states of the country, leading vegetable Oil brand, Power Oil has complemented the effort of the Rivers state government to provide free medical service to youth corp members in the state.

The firm which visited the National Youths Service Corps,NYSC, orientation camp in the state in company of its health team paraded the centre with basic medical checkup services including blood pressure, body temperature, medical consultation/ nutritional advice as well as products donation.

Both the staff of the camp and corp members were beneficiaries of the activity which overall motive hinged on a healthy heart and longevity of life.

In her remark,the public relations manager of the company, Ms Omotayo Azeez,pointed out that the company’s visitation to the state was to further extend the reach of its health campaign to the youth segment in particular.

“As the need to further reach out to more Nigerians becomes visible ,we are delighted to join force with NYSC in Rivers State,thus,extending our coverage to the youth. The rate at which people suffer heart complication is alarming ,yet we believe that this can be contained through proper enlightenment and regular checkups, and that is what we have set out to achieve.

“Beyond our community outreach plans, we accept that everyone deserves to benefit from this life impacting project irrespective of location and class which is what drove the extension move to other strategic institutions such as churches, mosques ,schools and NYSC camps”.

Brand Manager of Power Oil, Amisha Chawla added “This is part of our corporate social responsibilities at Power Oil.We recognise that the costs of accessing medical check-up in the country may be expensive for some people,hence we come up with this idea to make qualitative health service circulate among Nigerians irrespective of economic class as well as raise awareness on living and maintaining a healthy life style.

Appreciating the initiative, Rivers State NYSC Coordinator, Mr. Omotayo Adewoye noted that the programme was timely and relevant.

“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 for our staff and corp members under the most hygienic condition”,he said.

Power Oil which is endorsed by the Nigerian Heart Foundation has invested hugely in the business of life savings through its heart specific wellness endeavours.

It has recently launched its health campaign in the Lagos State NYSC orientation camp, Kaduna and Oyo states government through their Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Development.