By Sandra Chukwunyere
The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Barrister Hassan Bello on Wednesday, tasked media Professionals to embark on healthcare insurance scheme for healthy living.
Bello who spoke at a Colloquium in honour of Late Maritime Journalist, Chief Jimmy Ubon Akpan, stated that the economy would not be complete without the efforts of journalists to nation building; thus there is need for healthy living.
He suggested that there should be a structure on health to be instituted for journalists.
“Aside that of health insurance, he also advocated that issues of insurance should be looked into as well .
“If you don’t check your health you would not know and that is the reason we advocating for all these benefits for journalists. He said that Journalists should go for medical check up on regular basis.
PNL Advertisement said, journalists are always at risk from one illness to the other urging media Professionals especially the news hunters to be health conscious.
While speaking about the veteran journalist who passed on recently, the council’s boss called on maritime reporters to always support and encourage the family of the deceased; he also lauded effort put in place by colleagues to pay their last tribute.
High points of the colloquium was the health tips and lectures from the medical teams of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigerian Shipper’s Council (NSC) and Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Tributes to Late Akpan Ubon