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Chuks Udo Okonta
AIICO Insurance Plc., said it has donated reusable face masks to the Nigerian Red Cross, We Stand Foundation and the African Clean Up Initiative (ACI). Non-Governmental Organisations which are actively leading initiatives for public health and humanitarian causes in battling COVID-19.
A statement by the firm’s Head, Strategic Marketing & Communications, Segun Olalandu, noted that the donations were in alignment with the Nigerian Stock Exchange ‘Mask for All Nigerians’ campaign initiative, adding that the gesture is a demonstration of the Company’s relentless commitment to its corporate social responsibility causes.
He noted that this is against the backdrop of Federal Government’s directive for the compulsory use of facemasks in public places as a means to curtail the spread of COVID-19 as it gradually eases lockdown nationwide.
“AIICO recognizes the need to impact society in meaningful ways such as this. Our hope is that by donating reusable facemasks, we join to help facilitate the adherence to this safety guideline from the government and the World Health Organization, WHO.” Stated, Abimbola Shobanjo, AIICO’s Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Manager.
It will be recalled that during the nationwide lockdown, AIICO organized a feeding relief programme to feed the less privileged and also donated post-natal hygiene kits to nursing mothers in poor communities in Lagos.
AIICO Insurance is a leading composite insurer in Nigeria with a record of accomplishment of serving its clients that dates back over 50 years. Founded in 1963, AIICO provides life and health insurance, general insurance, investment management and pension management services as a means to create and protect wealth for individuals, families and corporate customers.