Posted by Sade Williams
The national president of the National Association of Air traffic Engineers (NAAE), Engr Ishaya Dung has charged engineers in Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) to take their health issues seriously in order to remain healthy and productive in the system.
Speaking in Lagos at a one day symposium organised by NAAE, Lagos chapter, Dung urged the engineers to embark on compulsory medical check up in order to ascertain the state of their health.
According to the NAAE president, so many people have neglected the health aspect of their life by ignoring medical tests.
Dung explained that unhealthy worker will not contribute meaningfully to the growth of any organization.
He commended the initiative of the NAAE Lagos chapter for organizing the program.
In his welcome speech, the Chairman of NAAE Lagos chapter, Engr Sonowo Ayodele said the symposium was the tenth to be organised by NAAE but decided to dwell on the health of his members as a result of losses recorded in the past years
Ayodele said there was need to look into the healthy nature of workers with the theme ‘The healthy twenty first century ATSEPS’
He urged all engineers and workers in the aviation sector to take the state of their health seriously at every point in time as every healthy staff was a healthy workforce while a healthy workforce was a healthy organization and healthy organization, a healthy economy
He commended the management of NAMA for ensuring that the national health insurance scheme was up and running and urged staff to ensure that they embrace the scheme by getting their hospitals and ensure that they were healthy.
Also speaking, the special guest at the occasion, Hon Olayinka Adebowale Ogunlaja
Special Advicer on Primary Health to Igbogbo Bayeku LCDA stressed the need for a regular medical check up on order to remain healthy
Ogunlaja noted that Health is Wealth and advised all to check their health status always adding that some medical checks were free