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RECTEM opens wellness centre for better living

The Redeemer’s College of Technology and Management (RECTEM) has commissioned a wellness centre with the primary purpose of telling Nigerians to eat right.

The Redeemer’s College of Technology and Management (RECTEM) has commissioned a wellness centre with the primary purpose of telling Nigerians to eat right.

Redeemer’s College of Technology and Management (RECTEM)

According to the Rector of the institution, Dr. Stella Mofunanya, “all the centre is advocating is healthy living.”

At the centre, which was commissioned by the wife of the Proprietor of the School, Pastor (Mrs.) Folu Adeboye, (the school was named after her), she commended effort of the institution in bringing innovations into its programmes, including the wellness centre.

The pastor, who was conducted round the centre and shown different features put in place, lauded activities of the institution and expressed the belief that all would encourage wellness and healthy living.

Mofunanya made reference to the food eaten by our forefathers saying despite the fact that they did not fry food as it is being done today, they lived a healthy life.

“We should be the first institution having the wellness centre. We are telling people that food should be their medicine. We are telling Nigerians that they should eat right.

“If you look at the situation all over the world, cancer is on the rampage in some homes and nations and we can only curb these if only we can eat right. If we can go back to what our fathers and great grand fathers ate without them indulging in all the junks we are eating today, we would be as strong as they were.

“Unfortunately, Nigerians import spices that we have here with us such as ginger, turmeric and garlic.

“As the name implies, “Wellness” means we are telling Nigerians to eat right, take advantage of a lot of natural endowments we are blessed with as God has given us so much” she said.

Mofunanya added that these days, people eat too much fried food and by this, create problems for themselves, inviting cholesterol.

She advocated for use of local pepper, which according to her, has been capsulated by Chinese and selling same to Nigerians. She also made reference to stonebreaker, which has other names that takes care of fever and kidney problems.

“Even our own locust beans (iru) have now been capsulated. Our yam called ‘esuru’ has been capsulated. In the town where they eat this type of yam, they have multiple twins and multiple births. It is unfortunate that in Nigeria we do not eat those things that God has endowed us.

Capsulated yam ‘Esuru’ is now being used as IV injection to produce multiple twins. There is capsule of Africa bush yam generally known as cocoyam now. The school is just creating awareness that we should let food be our medicine. Others are okro, cassava that has vitamin V17, which works against cancer. Ginger and turmeric also have anti-cancer inflammation,” she said.