Firm charges host communities to embrace healthy lifestyles
THE management of Total E&P Nigeria Limited has said that its objective goes beyond oil exploration in communities in Nigeria, as the company is also interested in the comprehensive well-being of the people within its operational areas.
This was disclosed by the Deputy Managing Director, Port Harcourt District, Mr. Nicolas Brunet, at the NNPC/TEPNG Healthy Living Awareness Campaign for Akwa Ibom State communities held at Oron Local Council.
Represented by Mr. Izu Iduoku, deputy General Manager of the company, he said: “The programme is meant to touch the lives of it host communities in many ways.
With the theme: ‘Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension and Stroke’, he stressed that these are health conditions often overlooked by many, adding that such negligence could lead to deprivation of one being well and even confined to sickbay or hospital.
“Early identification of signs and symptoms will help us in seeking medical help before it becomes too late for diagnosis and effective treatment.”
“This awareness campaign will engender effective and sustainable lifestyle and habit changes that will help in preventing most medical emergencies and death”, he said.
With a large turnout including the Paramount Ruler of Oron Local Council, Obong Offong Akan, Total management charged the people of its host communities to embrace change of lifestyle to avoid attendant fatal health consequences.
“It is, therefore, imperative that we draw the attention of our people to beware of these perennial killers and take proactive actions to forestall being victim. I, therefore, use this platform to enjoin all of you to take advantage of the knowledge provided to live healthy ”, he added.
The facilitator of the programmee, Dr. Angus Ikpe of Standard Care Health Solution, charged the people to change their lifestyle, especially regarding what they eat or drink.
He stressed on the need for regular exercise and medical checkup as early identification of the symptom of any of the killer sickness could be managed or controlled.
More than 300 persons attended the healthy living awareness campaign.