L-R: Odinakachi Umekwe, Executive Director, Retail Distribution, Sanlam Life Insurance Nigeria Limited; Tunde Mimiko, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Sanlam Life Insurance Nigeria Limited; Simi Simji Goshwe, Executive Director, Simji Girl Child Empowerment Initiative Orphanage; Cathy Sanni, Head, Human Resources, Sanlam Life Insurance Nigeria Limited; and Fidel Oke, Branch Head, Abuja, Sanlam Life Insurance Nigeria Limited at the presentation of cardigans and cash to the Simji Girl Child Empowerment Initiative Orphanage in Jos recently.
In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility exertions, Sanlam Life Insurance Nigeria Limited, formerly known as FBN Insurance Limited, recently donated cardigans and cash to five orphanages in Jos, Plateau State.
The beneficiary orphanages are Simji Girl Child Empowerment Initiative Orphanage, Kids with A Vision Foundation Orphanage, Tabitha Evangel Mission International, Abba Father – RICH Orphanage, and Jofin Empowerment Orphanage Home.
While presenting the cardigans and cash to the directors and coordinators of the orphanages, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Sanlam Life Insurance Nigeria Limited, Tunde Mimiko, stated that the initiative was part of the insurer’s commitment to aid a better and confident life for all and generations to come. Mimiko acknowledged the good work that is being done by the Management of the orphanages while reiterating the continued support of Sanlam Life Insurance. “We appreciate the great work you are doing to support and care for these children, and we express our gratitude by extending our show of love in appreciation with the confidence that these gifts will help in protecting these children from the elements,”
Mimiko said. “At Sanlam Nigeria, one of our major core values is ‘CARE’ and this has been brought to life here in Jos, by the thoughtfulness in presenting these cardigans to the children of the orphanages, to keep them warm when it is unusually cold, as the city of Jos, is famous amongst other things, for its cold weather,” he added.
Speaking on behalf of the 5 orphanages, the Executive Director, Simji Girl Child Empowerment Initiative Orphanage, Mrs. Simi Simji Goshwe, expressed her profound gratitude to the insurer for its show of love and kind support to the orphanages. “We are grateful to Sanlam Nigeria for finding us, amongst so many orphanages in Nigeria and most especially the Plateau, worthy of this rare gesture. Our hearts are filled with joy. May God continue to bless and uphold your organisation,” Goshwe submitted.
Recall that earlier in the year, Sanlam Nigeria donated cash to support various activities of the Association for Handicapped Person’s Welfare and the Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria.
A pan-African brand with a rich history and heritage founded in 1918 as a life insurance company, Sanlam has grown to become Africa’s largest non-banking financial services group, with a strong presence in 33 countries on the African continent, and a niche presence in India, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and Australia.
Indeed, Sanlam operates in 8 out of the 10 largest economies in Africa, with over 154,000 employees globally, delivering superior value to customers, shareholders and the broader society. In Nigeria, the firm, hitherto known as FBNInsurance Limited, is regarded as the fastest growing insurance company and an industry leader.