By Festus Fifen.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has admonished staff of the FCT Administration to keep fit and maintain healthy living for improved productivity.
The Minister who gave this charge at the flag off of the first FCTA monthly jogging for fitness exercise at the Old Parade Ground, Area 10, Abuja, reiterated that physical exercise should be made a habit to improve our health condition; adding that sound health of the workforce would trickle down on the productivity and service delivery to the residents of the Federal capital Territory.
The Minister who was represented at the occasion by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, remarked that the FCT Administration introduced the exercise because physical fitness improves ones health while stressing that the introduction of the exercise is a deliberate policy of the FCT Administration to motivate staff to imbibe regular and continuous physical exercise because of its diverse and immense health benefits.
He enjoined the Acting Secretaries of the FCT Mandate Secretariats as well as the Directors to encourage their staff to come out en-masse in the subsequent monthly exercises, as a Ministerial Trophy would be instituted for the best SDAs next month.
Speaking earlier, the Acting Secretary, FCT Social Development Secretariat, Mrs. Irene Adebola Elegbede thanked the Minister and the Permanent Secretary for their foresight to introduce the exercise; saying that the exercise will go a long way in assisting staff to maintain healthy living and improve the workforce.