Expert Charges Organisations on Employees’ Health

Folawiwo Ososona, chief executive officer of Weight A Minute Wellness Company, has called on corporate organisations to direct more investment towards programmes that would safeguard the health of their employees. Speaking today at a conference organised by the group themed Employee Wellness: Key to Corporate Profitability and Sustainability, Ososona noted that employees’ well being play major roles in eliciting optimal performance and urged all organisations to prevent chronic diseases by promoting healthy living at work.

Ramesh Kurup, managing director of Hygeia HMO, said productivity of an organisation will be jeopardised when health of employees are not properly managed. Kurup, who was represented by Eyoh Ekenor, Hygeia’s head of sales and marketing department added that organisations have to concentrate more on workers’ health to sustain business growth.

Nweke Clement who represented Sunday Abidoye, Lagos State coordinator of the World Health Organisation, WHO also dwelt on the importance of investing in medical equipment in preparation for outbreak of diseases. Ben Akaneme, a mortgage expert, emphasised the importance of good mortgage system in the country to serve as incentive to citizens. He cited the provision of Article 17 of the United Nation’s charter which stipulates the right of individuals to own properties adding that most politically and economically stable nations in the world implement good mortgage plans.

Other keynote speakers at the event held at the Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, include Wale Tejumade, Chief Executive officer of VVC Limited, Deji Osasona, founder of Winbox Africa, and Umelo Lohire from Medbury Medical Services. The 2014 edition of the corporate wellness conference organised by Weight a Minute group is Nigeria’s premiere business conference on organisational health.

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