In an unrelenting effort to further Intensify the advocacy drive for a healthy living and other wellbeing measures especially amongst women in the society, Power Oil, the Nigerian No.1 healthy cooking oil demonstrated its support during the Lagos Women health Forum, a project being put together by the First Lady of Lagos State Mrs. Bolanle Ambode.
The program attracted lots of powerful women in attendance such as; Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, wife of the first civilian governor of Lagos State Abimbola Jakande, Senior Special Assistant to the president, on Sustainable Development Goals; Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Lagos State Head of Service Mrs. Folasade Adesoye amongst others.
At the forum, with the theme, ‘Woman…Your Health, Your Social Environment,’ Ambode noted that sound health is one of life’s greatest blessings, hence the need to encourage and educate the women to always live in good health for long life and for optimal performance in all aspects of life.
She said, “Good health is the gateway to everything. To have good health, we need to take care of our body, mind and soul. It is when we have good health that we can run around for business and engage in other activities". While also condemning the spate of social vices in the state, Ambode urged the women to voice out their discontent with domestic violence, child abuse, rape and teenage pregnancies.
Speaking at the event, the State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, said the forum provided a platform for women to say “enough” to challenges they were facing.
“We should no longer be stereotyped into silence but become vocal advocates for an improved health delivery system and social justice for women in Lagos State and the country,” she said.
L-R: Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, Lagos State Governor’s Wife and Convener, Lagos women Forum, Bolanle Ambode, wife of the first civilian governor of Lagos, Abimbola Jakande; Senior Special Adviser to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope at the event.
Also speaking at the event was the Public Relations Manager, Power Oil, Omotayo Azeez – Abiodun who said Power oil is delighted to align with such a laudable health awareness and general wellbeing programme and particularly as it regards to the women in the society. The program happens to share similar values with what the brand stands for – “Healthy Living and general well being”.
L-R: National Coordinator Power Oil Health Camp, Opeyemi Awojobi, Lagos State Governor’s Wife and Convener, Lagos women Forum, Bolanle Ambode, Public Relations Manager, Power Oil Omotayo Azeez- Abiodun at the event.
Because of the multifunctional nature of women, they equally deserve being in a healthy state in order to carry out their duties efficiently, which is one of the reasons it is recommended they take advantage of the free health check up and medical consultation opportunity which Power Oil health camp offers, Omotayo stated.
The earlier part of the program was dedicated to general health screening; where the Power Oil health camp team was hands on to provide free medical health check (BMI) and consultation amongst others arrangements put in place such as; cancer screening and free eye check/distribution of free eye glasses while the second session was devoted to health talks and topics on issues of social vices.
At the end, the Lagos State First Lady along with all dignitaries at the event took a stand against domestic violence, child abuse, rape and teenage pregnancy, and encouraged healthy living.
It will be recalled that Power Oil Health Camp is into collaboration Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development of various states across the country and it also organises various annual health awareness initiatives which inspire consumers to stay fit and take good care of their health.