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Passengers to undergo BP, sugar level check before boarding at Airports – House of Reps

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The House of Representatives has called on the Ministry of Aviation to ensure that passengers at the Airport check their Blood Pressure and Sugar level before boarding.

The resolution followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. Kalejaiye Paul (APC-Lagos) at plenary in Abuja on Tuesday.

The lawmaker’s motion is titled,” Need to make Provision for free High Blood Pressure and Sugar Level Check Desks at Airports.“

He noted that air travel could be physically demanding and stressful for many passengers.

He said that these factors, combined with the potential health risks associated with long flights and varying environmental conditions made it essential to prioritise the health of individuals passing through our airports.

He said air travel had become increasingly accessible to a larger portion of the population, adding that the stress associated with travel, coupled with the sedentary nature of long flights could impact the health of individuals.

He said this particularly concerned those with pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

He said it was imperative to prioritise the health of individuals travelling long through our airports, adding tha this notion aimed to ensure their access to essential.

He said by establishing free high blood pressure and sugar levels check desks at all airports, the country would promote early detection and preventive care for conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

According to him, regular monitoring of these vital health parameters will enable travellers to seek medical intervention and prevent potential complications.

He said the provision of these check desks would demonstrateaa commitment to public health
promotion.

“This will send a powerful message that we prioritise the well-being of our citizens and visitors by making healthcare services easily accessible regardless of their travel schedules.”

Adopting the motion, the house urged the ministry of Aviation to collaborate with relevant healthcare professionals and organisations to establish and operate High Blood Pressure and sugar levels check desks at airports across the country.

The house also urged the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to put adequate medical facilities in Nigerian Airports to forestall sudden death from high blood pressure and diabetes among others.

The lawmakers further urged the desks to be staffed with trained healthcare personnel who can accurately measure blood pressure and sugar levels.

Members said there was need to provide basic counselling, and refer individuals to appropriate
medical services, if necessary.

The house further mandated the committee on aviation to ensure compliance.

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Police Rejects Tainted Recruitment List, Demands Transparency

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– Police discovers anomalies in recruitment list
– List contains unqualified and medically unfit candidates
– IGP demands transparent review of recruitment process

The Nigeria Police Force has rejected the Police Service Commission’s recruitment list due to alleged irregularities and corruption.

The list contained names of unqualified and medically unfit candidates who did not apply or failed the recruitment exercise.

Furthermore, the police spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed that the list included individuals who were disqualified due to financial dealings and corrupt practices.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun, has written to the Chairman of the Police Service Commission objecting to the list.

Consequently, the police have dissociated themselves from the published list and called for a transparent review of the recruitment process.

“The same people who recruited anyhow for the police today will turn round to accuse the police tomorrow of inefficiency when their recruits start messing up,” Adejobi stated.

The police are determined to recruit “qualified, competent, trainable, and productive hands into the Nigeria Police Force.

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Rivers Varsity Suspends Four Students Over Brutal Assault

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– Four students suspended for assaulting a colleague
– Suspension lasts for one academic session
– Students urged to live in peace and harmony

The Rivers State University has suspended four students linked to the brutalization of their colleague, Victor Tobins. The students, who are members of the Man O’ War, were suspended for one academic session.

According to the university’s management, the students’ actions contravened the institution’s regulations. Management saw the actions as contrary to the regulations of the University.

The students had beaten Tobins, a 300-level student, black and blue, inflicting injuries on his right eye and other parts of his body. The development sparked a protest among students, who demanded the disbandment of the Man O’ War from campus.

The university’s management intervened, promising to take action within 24 hours. The management has since suspended the four students, urging students to live in peace and harmony.

“We urge the student population to continue to live in peace and harmony and comply scrupulously with all the rules and regulations of the University,” the management said.

 

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