Theresa Ibas, Wife of Chief of Naval Staff and President, Naval Officers Wives’ Association, has charged navy officers to write their will and always check their health status for physical fitness.
Ibas made the call while speaking to journalists at a one-day seminar on “Health and the Importance of Making a Will’’ on Monday in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the seminar was part of the activities lined up for the 63rd anniversary of the Nigerian Navy.
Ibas said: “Without health, you cannot live long, so you need to take care of your health.
“If you want to live long and take care of your responsibility, then you have to take care of your health.
“When death comes because it is inevitable, the woman who is left behind to cater for the children finds it difficult to cope with the problems left behind.
“So, I will advise everybody to write a will because that will help. Nobody prays for death but it can come anytime.
“So, it’s good to know what you think, it should be when you are not in this world anymore.”
Earlier in her welcome address, she said that NOWA was committed to actively raising the quality of life of the naval family as well as strengthening family ties.
She said: “It is in this regard that we have carefully considered the need to organise a seminar such as this to further remind us of our commitments to our own health and our families.
“This seminar topics are contemporary and relevant to our society; the topic on health is therefore aimed at encouraging us to take personal responsibilities and be partners in our own health.”
Also speaking, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ette Ibas, advised officers to regularly go for health check up to be fit physically and mentally.
Ibas, who was represented by the Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Rear Adm. Oladele Daji, also advised the personnel to ensure they wrote their will in time for the sake of their families.
NAN reports that the activities lined up for the 63rd anniversary include medical outreach and sea trip.