L-R: DRC T. V Olajuyigbe; Head of Marketing & Communications, HealthPlus Limited, Mr. Moses Mogbolu; Unit Commander, RS2.16 Ikeja, ACC Emma E. Fekoya; the Head of Operations, FRSC Ikeja, CRC S. O. Olakojo and Pharm Onyeaka Eboh, Pharmacy Manager, HealthPlus Limited, at the sensitisation and free health check of road users in Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ikeja Unit Command in partnership with HealthPlus Pharmacy, recently offered sensitisation and free health check to road users within the Ikeja jurisdiction and promised to hold four more programmes in different locations before the end of the year 2019.
This year’s theme is titled Road safety is a state of mind, road traffic crash is an absence of mind…. stay alert, stay safe and is scheduled to take place in five different locations.
The first event was held on Thursday 24th of October 2019 at Computer village, Ikeja, Lagos with over 300 road users and motorists in attendance. The second event is scheduled to take place at Iyana Ipaja, Lagos on Wednesday 6th of November 2019.
Speaking at the sensitisation programme, the Unit Commander, FRSC, RS2.16 Ikeja, Emma E. Fekoya; said that the programme was aimed at improving safety on the roads because according to her, safety starts with our health.
Without a healthy life you cannot operate on the roads. She stated further, “The human factor amongst others is responsible for about 90% of crashes. The ability to use the road starts from your state of health. Most road users have no knowledge of their health status, thus we have people collapsing on the steering causing road accidents”.
She commended HealthPlus Pharmacy for their partnership offer. Also, she commended the management of Eko Exclusive, “who allowed us to use their premises to conduct the Free Health Check”.
In the same vain, Commander Emma E. Fekoya called on the general public to take advantage of this opportunity during the ember months and urged the participants to inform their loved ones to do the same.
Also, the Head of Marketing and Communications, HealthPlus Limited, Mr. Moses Mogbolu, said, “In Nigeria, the ember months is known for high traffic on the roads with people travelling for business and to visit loved ones living far away. An increase in road users is a more likelihood for road accidents. That is why as a community-centric business, we accepted to partner with the FRSC to help people achieve optimum health and vitality as they go about their daily lives”.
“We are happy to partner with the FRSC; as we give free health tips and free health screening, so do they offer free tips on safe road usage. Staying healthy is absolutely important because any road user who is not healthy is a potential risk to other road users.” says Mr Mogbolu.
He also encouraged road users and the general public to feel free to visit any HealthPlus Pharmacy close to them for health screening and pharmacy advice before embarking on a journey.