NPA flags off Workers Wellness Programme Fair

     The Rep of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Executive Director, Finance and Admin. Mohammed Bello-Koko (2nd left), the Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Services, Prof. Idris Abubakar (left), the General Manager, Medical Services, Chinwe Abama (2nd right) and the Assistant General Manager, Occupational Health, Ngozi Obikili (right) during the Official flag-Off of NPA Workers Wellness Programme at the NPA Corporate Headquarters in Marina, Lagos. 

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has flagged off its annual Workers Wellness Programme Fair in which it encourages staff to pay quality attention to their health and in turn be productive on their job.
The Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, represented by the Executive Director Finance and Administration, Mohammed Bello Koko, called staff members to embrace the theme of the programme “Eat Right, Keep Fit and Enhance Productivity” which is in line with  NPA’s core values of upholding efficiency and producing greater customer satisfaction.

She said that the programme aimed at encouraging staff to maintain quality health and be able to give their best in terms of productivity, which can only be driven by healthy workforce.

In her welcome address, the General Manager, Medical Services NPA Dr. Chinwe Abanna, encouraged the NPA officers on the wellness concept “We are what we eat.”

She noted that the Management remained committed to supporting a healthy workforce by providing standard canteens where the principles of balanced dieting would be made to benefit the staff.

She added that the greatest resource of any organization is its employees, thus investing in their health is therefore undeniably crucial to their general performance amongst schedules and operations.

Whilst appreciating the management for provision of work tools, canteens and motivation through capacity building, Dr. Abanna highlighted areas of need including the upholding of the HSE policy of the organization, as it was last held in 2008.

She said other areas of relative needs are operational vehicles for oversight functions amongst others.

Speaking at the event, Assistant General Manager Occupational Health of NPA, Mrs. Ngozi Obikili, urged NPA’s workers to be healthy at all times as she pointed out that “the critical lifestyle factors that affect health and wellness are our diet, physical fitness, thus the need to eat right and keep fit, drawing attention to the fact that “you are what you eat.”

She told stakeholders that the NPA Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, from inception kept to a fitness routine of using the staircase every morning and evening than using the lift, something she said had helped encourage many people along the same fitness routine.

The annual workers wellness programme is aimed at encouraging workers keep a wellness consciousness and act in it accordingly.