By Rukayat Adeyemi
Lagos, Sept. 17, 2020 AIICO Insurance Plc, in partnership with “We Stand Foundation” has organised a relief programme to provide a variety of food items and reusable nose masks to 300 underprivileged families in Lagos.
Mr Abimbola Shobanjo, Manager, AIICO Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Unit, on Thursday said the beneficiaries were people living within the Iwaya Community area of Yaba.
“It was indeed a great delight to bring smiles to the faces of these people.
“Besides solving hunger, we also considered their wellbeing a high priority in view of the need to continue to keep safe.
“We leveraged on key partners to spot opportunities and drive these initiatives,” he said in a statement.
In addition, Mr Babatunde Fajemirokun, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of AIICO, said that the endeavour was reflective of the company’s corporate culture of touching lives and impacting communities.
“These are challenging times and we are mindful of the impact. We have a long-term plan in place to ensure the sustainability of these efforts,” Fajemirokun said.
He recalled that the firm organised a similar programme during the COVID-19 induced lockdown by distributing food and other health and safety packages to people in different communities to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.