By Abah Andrew, Abuja
The Acting Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi has charged men and women of the service to regularly engage themselves in an exercise to keep them mentally alert in the course of their duty.
The CG made this call on Saturday during the flag off of 5km walk tagged “Work – Life Balance which commenced from Wuse Zone 3 and ended at the new Customs Headquarter at Maitama.
He noted that regular physical exercises carried out at Customs training school has helped in reducing over 60 percent of students found to be suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and other illnesses towards making them better officers at the end of their training.
The number one Custom officer, said the Work-Life-Balance fitness exercise enhance productivity as well as keep the officers in check and mentally alert in carrying out responsibilities at their various post across the country.
“Customs being a revenue generating arm of government, fitness is required in carrying out functions both at offices and border post, reducing illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes and other unknown diseases within the body system.
“I also commend other government agencies such as DSS, Nigeria Correctional Services, Immigration Service, Federal Road Safety, NDLA, Nigeria Army, Ministry of Trade and Investment and other organisations who find time to partner with us for this Work-Life Balance exercise.
“Your participations have truly shown that we are one workforce created in making our dear country safe for her citizens,” said Adeniyi. READ ALSO:
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The customs boss also commended the staff who fashion out the program and the massive participation of men and women of Customs service in making the morning keep fit walking exercise a reality.