Lagos — As the world celebrated the Heart Day on September 29, Quest Oil Group, an indigenous energy provider, has taken a major step in the fight against cardiovascular diseases and other related ailments with the ‘Heart Walk’.
As part of events to commemorate the Day, the company, in collaboration with Goke Dele Foundation, Neimeth Pharmaceuticals and Clearline HMO, recently embarked on activities to draw attention to issues affecting the heart.
The walk, themed “Walk for a Healthier Heart,” featured lectures by medical experts, free medical checks as well as distribution of gift items.
The Walk commenced from Quest mega service station located along Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1 and terminated at Freedom Way junction.
Participants during the Walk included members of the company’s senior management team led by the Chief Executive Officer as well as other staff and representatives from Neimeth, Clearline HMO, investors, members of the Lagos State Transport Management Agency, LASTMA, and others.
Speaking during the walk, Dr. Ochuwa George, the General Manager, Business Operations, Quest Oil, said the COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions of people globally.
“But more importantly it has shown us the power of digital health in improving awareness, prevention and management of diseases such as CVD globally”, he said.
According to the Corporate Communications & Branding Manager, Gerald Moore, issues regarding the health of clients and stakeholders are critical to achieving the Environmental Social and Governance, ESG goals.
“I believe that we owe it as a duty to sensitize and educate the public, particularly those directly or indirectly affected by what we do as an organization, about the importance of taking care of their heart, the risks of negligence and how to reduce mortality arising from heart related ailments. A good way to demonstrate our commitment to this course is what we have just done. Quest is a liberal brand and our social interventions are centered around improvement of life and sustainable development. The theme of this year’s edition: use heart to connect, is in consonant with our goal of bridging the information gap in our public health system leveraging the power of digital health” he said.
He further said ESG is important, specifically as momentum continues to build to promote renewable energy, sustainability and the energy transition as investors, governments and individuals remain focused on issues such as climate change, diversity and corporate governance.
Speaking at the event, a representative of Neimeth pharmaceuticals and one of the partners, Mr. Samuel Oni, thanked Quest Oil Group for the initiative, and encouraged the management of Quest to sustain the drive by exploring similar outreaches in other localities in the state.
This year’s World Heart Day themed: Use Heart to Connect, aims to encourage people around the world to use their knowledge, compassion and influence to make sure they, their loved ones and the communities have the best chance to live heart-healthy lives. It’s about leveraging the power of digital health to connect with our own hearts, making sure we’re fueling and nurturing them as best we can.