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AIICO Pension clocks 10 years, unveils Joke Silva as brand ambassador

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From left: The Managing Director AIICO Pension Managers Limited (APML), Mr. Eguarekhide Longe, APML’s Brand Ambassador, Ms. Joke Silva, resident of the Old Peoples Home, Director General Lagos State Pension Commission, Mrs. Folasade Onanuga and Coordinator Old Peoples Home, Mrs. Agnes Feyisara Olaore during the unveiling ceremony of CSR projects carried out by AIICO Pension Managers Limited at the Old Peoples Home Yaba Lagos in commemoration of their 10th year anniversary.

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Chuks Udo Okonta

AIICO Pension Managers Limited (APML), a licensed Pension Fund Administrator (PFA) and a subsidiary of AIICO Insurance Plc., recently marked its 10th anniversary with the unveiling of a brand ambassador and launch of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project.

APML which was licensed by the National Pension Commission (PenCom) in April 2006 commenced operations in May of the same year, with a vision to be the most efficient customer-focused organization in the Pension industry.

Since inception, APML has continued to add value to the growing Pension industry through its various public enlightenment programs aimed at sensitizing the general public to the need for Nigerian workers to commence a pension plan from their first day of employment, in order to live a good life in retirement.

A giant stride in the direction of realizing its vision was made with the recent signing of Ms. Joke Silva, an actress, producer and TV personality, as a Brand Ambassador.

Head of Strategic Planning and Corporate Communications, Tunde Ottun, said “This strategic partnership in addition to promoting the AIICO Pension brand, will greatly improve public acceptance of retirement planning and pension in general.

“Our decision to partner with a brand ambassador was also predicated on the need to infuse ‘colour’ to the ongoing discussions around retirement planning, in order to ramp up public appeal. Hence, Ms. Silva, being a well-known and respected member of the Nigerian entertainment industry was one of the first names that came to our minds.

“We have no doubt that she will be a perfect fit and we are glad she accepted to partner with our company on our quest to secure the inclusion of more Nigerians under the Contributory Pension Scheme, especially in the drive to expand pension coverage to the informal sector,” he said.

In a similar development, the management of AIICO Pension Managers Limited, as a way of giving back to the society, undertook some renovation work at the Old People’s Home Yaba Lagos. This also formed part of the activities to commemorate the company’s 10th year anniversary.

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From left: Coordinator Old Peoples Home, Mrs. Agnes Feyisara Olaore, resident of the Old Peoples Home, Director General Lagos State Pension Commission, Mrs. Folasade Onanuga, AIICO Pension Managers Limited (APML)’s Brand Ambassador, Ms. Joke Silva and the Managing Director APML, Mr. Eguarekhide Longe, during the unveiling ceremony of CSR projects carried out by AIICO Pension Managers Limited at the Old Peoples Home Yaba Lagos in commemoration of their 10th year anniversary.

In attendance at the unveiling ceremony were the brand ambassador, Ms. Joke Silva and the Director General of the Lagos State Pension Commission, Mrs. Folashade Onanuga.

The Head of Strategic Planning and Corporate Communications explained that “we wanted to celebrate the occasion of the anniversary with senior citizens so we decided to identify an Old People’s Home, undertake selected projects on their wish list and celebrate with them at the unveiling ceremony.

“We would also like to commend the Lagos State Government through the Ministry of Youth & Social Development for the wonderful job that is being done in taking care of the residents. They are well looked after and the environment is very conducive. More power to their elbows.”

AIICO Pension Managers Limited has a portfolio of over 200,000 Retirement Savings Account holders. With funds under management in excess of N68 billion, APML continues to produce superior investment performance results that have in turn created value for its clients’ investments, through adisciplined investment philosophy, streamlined investment processes and specialist investment professionals.

APML has made strategic decisions to deploy robust technology solutions throughout its extensive nationwide branch network to provide quality service delivery and prides itself as the most efficient customer-focused PFA in the country. APML is committed to continuously making those smart moves and choices that help Nigerian workers secure their future.

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