Staff of the FCT Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, have been charged on physical fitness to ensure mental alertness for effective emergency management.
The Director General of FEMA, Alhaji Abbas Idriss gave the charge at the end of the September edition of FEMA Monthly Walkout which also included aerobics and strategic dancing with the theme, FIT2RESCUE.
Alhaji Abbas informed that, “The primary aim of this exercise is to get some energy and to be alive to the realities of our job as the coordinating agency in emergency management in the FCT”
“If you are not fit, how do you want to rescue? He quipped.
The DG explained that the eight point seventeen kilometers (8.17km) being covered by the walk had the capacity to reduce weight, build mental alertness and replace medicine such as paracetamol, as ” there are some people who cannot do without paracetamol daily”.
“If we are always lying down, sitting down without walking out then one day you will have alot of issues that even medicine cannot solve, because the best medicine that you can take is exercise” the DG said.
Also speaking at the end of the walkout Chairman, FEMA Sports Committee, Mr. Ododa Abubakar, observed that the DG was in the lead position on the walkout and did not show any signs of fatigue and there fore announced him as the king of this month’s walkout.
“I want to appreciate the effort of our DG to have given us the go-ahead, he approved that he is behind us and is going to support us to see that FEMA sports will lead as an encouragement to other sister agencies in the FCT”.
“By the way, the DG has proven to be a strong force for today’s walkout, therefore, he is King of Walkout for the month of September 2022”.
The Chairman was filled with excitement as he appreciated all staff who came out to consolidate on the benefits derivable from physical exercises.
The monthly exercise holds every last Saturday of the month and commences at 8 am from the corporate headquarters of FEMA.