NYSC Sends Two Serious Messages To Drivers, See Them
The National Youth Service Corps has sent two serious messages to their drivers on personal and vehicular health.
The call was to secure their lives and that of other road users.
The NYSC Director-General, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim said this in a statement.
According to the NYSC Director (Press and Public Relations), Eddy Megwa, Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this at a workshop organised for drivers.
The workshop was themed “The driver’s health status: A panacea for accident management and control.”
He explained that the mental and physical health of all drivers is crucial to their overall work output.
According to him, a healthy driver is more alert to process information that can prevent accidents.
He advised that all drivers must take their health seriously by adopting healthy lifestyles. Ibrahim said that this was critical to avoid fatal accidents.
According to the D-G road accidents in recent times have been linked with:
- Sleep deprivation.
- Bad eyesight.
- Drug abuse.
He stated that these have caused many road accidents and claimed several lives.
Ibrahim reiterated the management’s commitment to saving lives. The official added that it would intensify safe driving among NYSC drivers.
His words: “Apart from regular servicing of vehicles, we have accorded priority attention to the drivers’ health, especially through routine medical checks. Don’t joke about your health because you are very important to us and we cherish you.
“Be very honest in your dealings and we don’t want to hear any case of misconduct from any of you. I am happy that NYSC staff are very wonderful people.”
The workshop participants from all the NYSC formations across the country were advised to take the following necessary precaution:
- Adhere to approved speed limits.
- Carry out necessary checks on their vehicles before driving.
- Avoid alcoholic drinks.
- Avoid night journeys.
- Comply with all the necessary traffic rules.
The NYSC Director of General Services, Emmanuel Attah, also stressed the importance of healthy living.
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He said that healthy living at a workplace requires a holistic approach for both private and official lifestyles.
Attah told the workshop participants to take advantage of the workshop to improve their health, lifestyles, and attitude to work.
The personnel at the workshop were:
Assistant Corps Commander Labaran Mustapha from the Federal Road Safety Corps.
Odurukwe Olivia from Hillshore Clinic Limited.
Source: PUNCH Health Wise