A firm, Power Oil, has called on corps members to imbibe healthy lifestyle during their stay at the orientation camp and beyond.
A team from the firm, joined by some workers of the National Youth Service Corps in Rivers State to welcome the new batch of corps members posted to the state, also donated some of its products to the camp.
To further drive home its message, a statement by the firm on Friday said its team to the camp comprised medical professionals who spoke to the corps members on health tips and offered them free medical check-up, medical consultation and nutritional advice.
The Brand Manager, Power Oil, Amisha Chawla, said the gesture was part of the firm’s resolve to increase the level of awareness on the need to stay healthy and in line with its corporate social responsibility, considering the cost of medical services.
The statement quoted the firm’s Public Relations Manager, Ms. Omotayo Azeez, as saying, “As the need to further reach out to more Nigerians becomes more imperative, and considering the alarming rate of health complications which we believe sometimes could be avoidable through proper enlightenment and regular check-ups, we are more than delighted to partner with the National Youth Service Corps in Rivers State by extending our reach to cover more youths.
“This is also the reason behind the extension drive into other strategic institutions such as churches, mosques and schools and NYSC orientation camps.”
The Rivers State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Omotayo Adewoye, appreciated the company for the partnership, while stressing the benefits of leading a healthy life.
“You will agree with me that we take physical fitness and nutrition very importantly, going by our daily drills and healthy choice of meals that staff and corps members are being served during the orientation weeks, under the most hygienic condition,” he added.