Teachers in Ogun State public schools have been admonished to pay adequate attention to their health in order to avert untimely death.
Chairman, Teaching Service Commission, Chief Mrs. Olabosipo Ogunsan, gave the advice during a joint prayer session, organised by education stakeholders in Abeokuta, for teachers who died in active service.
Ogunsan said recent medical screening exercise carried out by the Commission, revealed that, killer ailments, like high blood pressure, sugar in the blood, high cholesterol level amongst others were prevalent amid public secondary school teachers across the State.
She advised teachers to take their health seriously by going for regular medical check up to ascertain their health status and get updates on healthy living, urging them to always eat balanced diet that nourishes the body.
‘’I must tell you that the screening exercise has helped us save many of our teachers from death. I want you to take your health very important, because health is wealth. Eat well, sleep well and go for medical check-up regularly and avoid thinking too much, rather, let us learn to cast our cares upon God, he cares for us and above all, let us be prayerful’’, Ogunsan advised.
Responding, the President of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Ogun State chapter, Chief Olatunji Ogundele and his counterpart from Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), Comrade Akeem Lasisi, said the three-day fasting and prayer session became necessary, in order to seek the face of God to avert such occurrence in the future.
Prayers were offered by Pastor Tunde Amosun of Rock Foundation Church, Idi Aba and Chief Imam Sa’adutul Abadiyya Organisation, Ismail Abdullateef.