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CSR: NIMASA, NHF partner on heart awareness to save lives

 … Targets N100m Golf Charity Fund Raising for heart disease
prevention


R-L:  Mr Chris Allagoa, Captain Port Harcourt Golf Club, Dr Kingsley Akinroye, Executive Director, Nigerian Heart Foundation, Mr Isichei Osamgbi, Head, Corporate Communication, NIMASA, , and Mrs Adiza Abu, Chief PR Officer, NIMASA, during a media conference on the forth-coming  NHF Charity Golf Tournament billed for September in Rivers 


The Nigerian Maritime
Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has partnered with the Nigerian
Heart Foundation (NHF) to assist the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
in creating awareness on the dangers of heart diseases and the effect on the
well-being of people.

Director General of the Agency,
Dr. Dakuku Peterside
, disclosed
this on Thursday
at a Press Conference held in Lagos in preparation for the NHF
Charity Golf tournament scheduled to hold on September
1, 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 affect
all gender and all ages and cut across all socio economic and geographic lines,”Dr. Peterside
said.

The CEO NIMASA stated further that the Agency was partnering with NHF as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) focus and was delighted to be working with the
foundation in its drive towards raising awareness on heart related diseases.

“NIMASA as a corporate
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
.

Also speaking at the press conference, the
Executive Director, NHF, Dr. Kingsley Akinroye
, noted that in
its bid to reduce and prevent cardiovascular related diseases in our
population, plans
were underway to raise the sum of N100m from the charity
tournament, to help raise the awareness.


Dr. Akinroye further expressed
his appreciation to the Management of NIMASA for keeping their mandate alive in
the support for wellness in every sector. He also called on individuals,
Golfers, Corporate bodies and government agencies to partner and support the
foundation.

On his part, the Captain of the Port Harcourt Golf Club, Mr. Chris Allogoa,
thanked NIMASA for its support to the foundation golf tournament, noting that
more corporate organisations should emulate the NIMASA challenge to help
develop sports and save life.

It is worthy of note that
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.


NIMASA is Nigeria’s maritime regulatory agency, working hard on its mandate to
achieve and sustain safe, secure shipping, cleaner oceans and enhanced maritime
capacity in line with global best practices towards Nigeria’s economic
development.

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