The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has stated that it is important for journalists to take good care of their health.
Akpabio said this following the death of their member, Alhaji Tijani Adeyemi of Tribune Newspapers who reportedly collapsed at the Senate building last week.
Paying the deceased’s family a condolence visit, Akpabio, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh, reminded journalists that health is wealth.
He said “Health, they say is wealth and I urge you to take this very important. I understand the stress and struggles to break the news, but you must be conscious of your health needs at every point in time.
“To me, I would prefer to be celebrating with you in good health rather than coming here to pay my condolences. So, do not wait to be down before you seek medical attention but always endeavour to go for a check up to avoid any deterioration in your health condition”, he counselled.
He offered to collaborate with the Press Corps to enhance the health needs that would give journalists access to routine medical checks and healthcare culture.
“I want a situation where we could have an understanding, where you can walk individually or as a group once in a while to have a facility for medical checks”, he proposed.