The Hydro Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) says it will continue to prioritise the wellbeing of staff for better service delivery.
Alhaji Abubakar Yelwa, Managing Director HYPPADEC, stated this in a statement issued on Saturday in Minna.
Nura Wakil, the Head of Press Affairs of the commission signed the statement.
He said that the wellbeing of staff was important to the commission’s objectives of having an efficient, effective and dedicated workforce to serve Nigerians.
Yelwa, who was speaking during an inaugural road walk by staff of HYPPADEC, said that the exercise will henceforth monthly on regular basis, saying it will hold every last Friday of the month.
According to him, the exercise will also hold simultaneously in all the state offices of the commission.
Yelwa said that aside the health benefits, the physical fitness would encourage camaraderie among staff and management, adding that a fit mind is an active mind.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commission had earlier held an intensive health week where staff were given health talks, consultations, minor surgeries as well as drugs.
A staff, Lilian Aguku, in an interview said that she feel energetic after the exercise, calling for its sustainability so as to curtail some health complications.
Another staff, Buhari Mukail, appreciated the management for its foresight, urging it to make it mandatory for all staff.
The two-kilometre road walk started from the HYPPADEC headquarters to the David Mark road roundabout and back.
The Managing Director, management staff and workers of the commission at the headquarters participated in the walk.