COWA President Kikelomo exceptional in humanitarian affairs, gives BP monitors to over 200 officers, families

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COWA President Kikelomo, exceptional in humanitarian affairs, gives BP monitors to over 200 officers, families

Mrs Kikelomo Adeniyi, exceptional in humanitarian affairs

In line with the World Hypertension Day of promoting healthy living, the National President, Customs Officers’ Wives Association (COWA), Mrs. Kikelomo Adeniyi, has again demonstrated her exceptional performance in humanitarian affairs, as she distributed over 200 upper arm blood pressure monitors to officers of Nigeria Customs Service and COWA members.

Speaking at Nigeria Customs Service Headquarters in Abuja on Friday, May 16, 2024, during the commemoration of World Hypertension Day 2024, Mrs Kikelomo Adeniyi, who is also the Wife of Comptroller General of Customs, said, “This initiative is part of COWA’s effort to encourage the Wives of Customs officers to keep their families healthy.

“As we observe World Hypertension Day with the theme: ‘Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It & Live Longer,’ it is crucial that we recognise the importance of understanding this condition, empowering ourselves with knowledge and taking proactive steps to prevent it.”

The COWA’s National President, who described hypertension as a chronic medical condition that contributes to the development of numerous diseases and silently kills people, also stated, “The good news is that hypertension is preventable and manageable with early detection and proper care.”

The CGC’s Wife enjoined all Customs officers’ Wives to encourage their husbands to embrace the culture of monitoring their health status, whether at home or in the field. “Through simple and accessible methods such as manual or digital blood pressure monitors, individuals can empower themselves to stay informed about their health.”

Represented by the Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs in charge of Finance and Administration, Festus Okun, the Comptroller-General of Customs applauded COWA’s President for ensuring officers’ Wives stay informed about their health.

Appreciating COWA for celebrating International Hypertension Day with the distribution of BP monitors, the CGC described the gesture as humanitarian, while affirming his determination to support COWA fully.

He acknowledged the crucial role played by COWA in promoting the welfare of Customs officers’ families and urged officers and their families to heed the precautionary measures against hypertension advised by health experts.

The event, attended by Deputy Comptroller-Generals of Customs, Assistant Comptroller-Generals of Customs, other officers, their families, and COWA National Executives, aimed to reinforce the collective effort to combat hypertension and promote a healthy society.

The theme of this year’s World Hypertension Day was: “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It and Live Longer.”

More so, COWA’s effort in humanitarian activities was commended by the beneficiaries.

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