… N100m Golf Charity Fund Raising for Heart Disease Prevention
From left : Mr Isichei Osamgbi, Head, Corporate Communication, NIMASA, Dr Kingsley Akinroye, Executive Director, Nigerian Heart Foundation and Mr Chris Allagoa, Captain Port Harcourt Golf Club, during a media conference on the forth coming NIMASA sponsored NHF Charity Golf Tournament holding in September in Rivers State to create more awareness on heart wellness.
In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility, 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 public awareness on the dangers of heart diseases.
This was made known by the Director General of the Agency Dr. Dakuku Peterside yesterday, at a press conference held in Lagos in preparation for the NHF Charity Golf tournament scheduled to hold on Monday September 1, 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 a healthy heart is important to the overall well-being of the human body.
“Heart related diseases affects all gender and all ages and cuts across all socio- economic and geographic lines”- Dr. Peterside said.
The NIMASA CEO stated further that the Agency is delighted to be partnering with NHF as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focus.
“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 are underway to raise the sum of N100m form 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 gesture to help develop sports and save life.