Members of staff of AIICO Insurance with some Children of the Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice, Surulere, Lagos.
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Chuks Udo Okonta
AIICO Insurance Plc., yesterday, joined the rest of the world to mark the 2019 Children’s Day, which it celebrated with Children of the Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice, Surulere, Lagos.
A statement by the Head, Strategic Marketing & Communications,
AIICO Insurance Plc., Segun Olalandu, noted that the firm took the opportunity to live out its passion for enabling people live better lives.
“This year, we joined hands with Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice Surulere and spent the day with the children at the hospice. Heart of Gold has been ensuring all the children under its care receive the best possible attention for their health since 1990.
“Hearts of God Children’s Hospice, is a home for abandoned, orphaned and sick children suffering from a vast range of congenital abnormalities and children with terminal or life threatening illness.
“The hospice offers comfortable, caring and a loving environment for these children by providing a nurturing safe environment, palliative healthcare and comfort. Their remarkable work in ensuring a better life for the children whom have various medical challenges has had significant impact in Lagos State with government, individuals and corporate body’s lending a hand,” the statement reads.
He Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, Babatunde Fajemirokun, said: “AIICO has a culture of giving back to society in ways that impact a significant uplift in the lives of people. Our Corporate Social Responsibility program is centered on: promoting literacy and STEM education, skill acquisition and aiding in the delivery of quality, affordable healthcare for all. This initiative had two aims, the first was the intervention in providing better health care for the children at the hospice. The second was to igniting a spirit of compassion in younger generation who will be our future leaders. A number of our staffs’ children were part of the visit to the hospice.”
During the visit to the home, AIICO donated items such as; beds, mattresses, generator, microwave, foodstuff and toiletries.
AIICO Insurance Plc., a leading composite insurer in Nigeria and commenced operations in 1963. AIICO provides life insurance, health insurance, general insurance, wealth management and pension management services as a means to create and protect wealth for individuals, families and corporate customers.