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The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, has encouraged civil servants to keep fit.
This was as she added that the civil service needed healthy bodies and minds.
Yemi-Esan made this known in a statement signed by the Head of Press and Public Relations Unit of the OHCSF, Muhammed Ahmed, on Monday.
According to the statement, the civil service boss disclosed this as the Chief Guest Jogger during an Aerobic Exercise for Public Servants tagged “CELEBRATING NIGERIA AT 62’’ held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.
The statement partly read, “She reiterated her support for Federation of Public Service Games, stating that it was an avenue for public servants to keep fit which was mandatory for nation building and national development.
“Dr Yemi – Esan commended FEPSGA for creating an Aerobic Exercise for Public Servants to keep fit monthly and also to socially interact with one another in building a formidable work force that would polish and boost a credible image of the service in the new era.
“She also appreciated the executives of FEPSGA Games and urged public servants to be committed by making the exercise a duty as they ensured they worked together with FEPSGA executives. she further promised to be available whenever she was disposed in order to show her own commitment.
“The National President of FEPSGA, Comrade Aloku Amaebi, said that with the support of the Head of Service, FEPSGA had been taken to the next level. He further said that Nigeria would be 62 on October 1, 2022, therefore the exercise for September was meant to honor the sacrifices of the past leaders and to be continued from where they had stopped.
“The trophy and certificate for best aerobics dignitary was won by Monilola Udoh, Permanent Secretary, Science, Technology and Innovation. Trophies and certificates were presented to winners from various teams across the MDAs. The trophy and certificate for 1st position, best kitted team, was won by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing; the 2nd by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, while the 3rd was won by the Federal Civil Service Commission.
“Trophy and certificate for 1st position punctuality was won by the Federal Ministry of Transportation; 2nd position by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, while the 3rd was won by the Federal ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.
“Trophy and certificate for 1st position in highest attendance was won by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, 2nd position was won by Federal Ministry of Water Resources, while 3rd position was won by Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
“Trophy and certificate for 1st Position Best Behaved was won by office of the Surveyor-General of Federation, 2nd position by the office of Head of civil Service of the Federation, while the 3rd was won by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity.
Trophy and Certificate for 1st position for Best Aerobics was won by Nigerian Meteorological Agency, 2nd was won by Federal Inland Revenue Service”.