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November 29, 2022
Dr. Ojo Eyituoyo of Staff Clinic FMWH delivering a health talk to the participants at the training programme.

FMWH Staff Excited As Ministry Organizes Health Training Programme.

Staff of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing were excited and motivated as the Ministry organized a two-day Health Training Programme that was targeted at their wellbeing that will boost their service delivery, productivity and innovation.

The Health Training Programme took place at the Headquarters of the Ministry’s Conference room in Abuja with the Theme:” Healthy Living: Panacea for Greater Productivity in the Work Place.”

While declaring the training open the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali who was represented by the Director Human Resource Management, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing,  Aliyu Abudulahi   said  organizations that were not investing in the wellbeing of their staff could be losing top talents and skills, stressing that a healthy workforce and a sense of wellbeing increases productivity and innovation, on this note the Ministry  deemed it necessary to organize this training for its  staff.

Nura Alkali noted that the mind-set of officers must be positive and for that to happen, officers need to be healthy to deliver. He Said “If the mind and body are not together, we keep getting negative reports. A healthy work force is a productive work force.”

The Permanent Secretary urged officers to take care of themselves and observe all the necessary health tips and protective measures for their good and that of the general public. “Health is utmost in our agenda, health is very important to us all,” he added.

The training identified three major issues that officers must always look out for, namely: early signs which he said promote wellbeing and these can become apparent in a number of different ways, and could include psychological symptoms (such as mood changes, indecision or confusion), behavioral symptoms (including withdrawal from office life, irritability, and uncharacteristic errors) and even physical symptoms (such as fatigue and appetite changes).

There were five paper presentations namely:

1. Overcoming Hypertension – The Silent Killer by Dr. Ado Theophilus.
2. Tackling Typhoid and Malaria by Ado Theophilius.
3.  Managing Diabetes by Dr. Ojo Eyituoyo.
4.  Cholesterol: What you need to know by Dr. Ojo Eyituoyo and
5. Stress Management in the Work Place delivered by Dr. Ojo Eyituoyo.

The Health Training Programme was   organized by the Human Resource Management Department Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Abuja.

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