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Stanbic IBTC has urged its employees to engage in activities that would enhance their health status and mental alertness. It stated this at its 2019 edition of the employee health and wellness week.The week marked the culmination of activities of Stanbic IBTC’s annual Health Week programme, designed to educate and enlighten its employees and members of the public on issues concerning healthy living and wellness.

The 2019 health and wellness week was held in Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt and Ilorin simultaneously. Speaking at the event with the theme: “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body – Reloaded,” the Chief Executive Officer, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc., Yinka Sanni, encouraged employees to pay more attention to their mental health, be more mindful about their lifestyle and inculcate healthy habits.

Giving tips on how to maintain a good state of mental health, Sanni stressed the need to constantly challenge oneself and reach out to people for support. He said: “You should challenge yourself to do more, learn new skills, look out for innovative and creative ways of doing things and also learn to manage pressure and extend a helping hand to others.

There is always somebody who can do with a helping hand around you if you are attentive.”Sanni advocated advocated the need to take breaks to refresh, while also pursuing excellence. “We should take time out to refresh. Be sure to take a 10-day break this year. We should also learn to practice excellence and bring out our very best. I also advise that we should live in the present,” he added.

In her welcome address, Country Head, Human Capital, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc., Olufunke Amobi, noted that the company fervently pursues a policy of promoting a healthy lifestyle among its staff members. She stated that the Health Fair was instituted to make employees more conscious of adopting healthier lifestyle choices.

“This Health Fair is particularly very important to us because the health and wellness of our workers has a direct correlation with our vision, mission and our existence as an organisation.”Amobi also spoke on why the bank chose to retain last year’s theme of ‘Healthy Mind, Healthy Body’ during deliberations, saying, “We concluded that the importance of having a healthy mind and healthy body cannot be overemphasised. “Having a sound mind and body is important. As such, it is very important that we have a healthy balance between achieving what is critical to us, while also taking very good care of our bodies.”


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