NIMASA, Nigerian Heart Foundation Raise N100million to Prevent Heart Diseases    

L-R: Chief Public Relation Officer, NIMASA Mrs Adiza Abu, Deputy Director and Head Corporate Communication, NIMASA;  Mr Isichie Osamgbi, Executive Director, Nigerian Heart Foundation (NHF) Dr Kingsley Akinroye, Captain Golf Club, Port Harcourt Golf Course, Mr Chris Allagoa, during the Press Conference  yesterday in Lagos, on the coming 20th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. 

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is partnering the Nigerian Heart Foundation (NHF) to raise a whooping N100million at its 20th edition of Charity Golf Tournament aimed at promoting healthy hearts and preventing heart-related diseases. 

The NHF Charity Golf Tournament is billed to hold in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the Port Harcourt Golf Club.

At a pre-event press conference which held in Lagos yesterday, Director General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside said that the agency is partnering with NHF as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and that it is delighted to be working with the Foundation in its drive towards raising awareness on heart related diseases. 

Represented by the Deputy Director, Public Relations, Mr. Isichie Osamgbi, Peterside noted that part of the mandate of NIMASA is to ensure safe and secure shipping, as well as cleaner oceans. 

Peterside added that NIMASA as a corporate socially responsible agency is glad to participate and lend its voice via the Golf tournament platform put together by the NHF, geared towards creating awareness on heart related diseases to help save lives.  

"The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) will be partnering with NHF as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focus and we are delighted to be working with the Foundation in its drive towards raising awareness on heart related diseases. Heart related diseases affect all gender, all ages and cuts across all socio economic and geographic lines"

"NIMASA has a mandate to achieve and sustain safe, secure shipping, cleaner oceans and enhanced maritime capacity in line with global best practices towards Nigeria's economic development"

Speaking earlier, Executive Director of Nigerian Heart Foundation, Dr. Kingsley Akinroye said the foundation in its bid to reduce and prevent cardiovascular related diseases in the Nigerian population plans to raise the sum of N100million from this Charity Tournament. 

Dr. Akinroye said the N100million would be used to spread information and create awareness, prevention of heart diseases, promotion of research on cardiovascular diseases, amongst other heart health promotion and advocacy action on heart issues.