In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has partnered with the Nigerian Heart Foundation (NHF) to assist Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs, in creating awareness on the dangers of heart diseases and the effect on the well-being of people.
This was made known by the Director General of the Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, yesterday at a press conference held in Lagos ahead of the NHF Charity Golf tournament scheduled to hold on 1st September 2018, in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.
The DG who was represented at the event by the Head, Corporate Communications of the Agency, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi, charged Nigerians to ensure that they take on physical exercises as a means to prevent the risk of heart related diseases, stating that heart health is important to the overall well-being of the human body.
“Heart related diseases affects all gender and all ages and cuts across all socio economic and geographic lines”, Dr. Peterside said.
The NIMASA boss stated further that the Agency is partnering with NHF as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, focus and is delighted to be working with the foundation in its drive towards raising awareness on heart related diseases.
“NIMASA, as a socially responsible Agency, is glad to participate and lend its voice via this platform put together by NHF, towards awareness on heart related diseases to help save lives”.
Similarly, the Executive Director, NHF, Dr. Kingsley Akinroye, disclosed that in its bid to reduce and prevent cardiovascular diseases in Nigeria, plans are underway to raise the sum of N100 million from the Charity Tournament, to help raise the awareness with a view to reducing and preventing cardiovascular related diseases in our population,
Akinroye commended NIMASA for keeping their mandate alive in the support for wellness in every sector.
NIMASA has continuously promoted wellness in the Maritime sector. This was evident when the Agency invited Stakeholders to an enlightenment programme on the dangers of Hepatitis during the staff awareness on Hepatitis recently.