Royal Exchange Partners NGO for Leadership Training for Secondary School Prefects in Lagos State

Foremost financial services provider, Royal Exchange Plc has once again, announced its partnership with a non-governmental organization, Foundation for Youth Education, towards a leadership training conference for secondary school prefects in Lagos State. The conference, which held on the 21st of October, 2105 at the College Hall, Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos brought together over 800 secondary school prefects from 40 schools across Lagos State. Speaking to journalists on his company’s decision to partner with the NGO, the Group Managing Director of Royal Exchange Plc, Mr. Chike Mokwunye, disclosed that the company is motivated by an abiding sense of duty and patriotism to contribute to nurturing the Nigerian youth to be productive and responsible citizens. “The students attending the conference are already in positions of authority in their respective schools, and we want a situation where they continue to be seen as examples for others to follow. At the end of the training, we expect the Prefects to be role models, ready to lead, direct and positively influence others around them,”, Mr. Mokwunye added. Speaking further, he added, “The Royal Exchange brand is well known for its empathy and high sense of patriotism. This partnership reflects our belief in the potential of the Nigerian spirit and the ability of the Nigerian youth to soar and excel in their chosen field when given the opportunity”. The Co-ordinator of the Foundation for Youth Education, Mr Patrick Ajogwu said the NGO was founded with the aim of instilling academic excellence, promoting qualitative education and leadership attitude development. Mr. Ajogwu said the aim of the conference, which is in its eight edition, is to enable students start early by developing the necessary leadership skills. It also assists the students with counselling and direction as they begin the make their career decisions. Royal Exchange Plc has been sponsoring the School Leadership Conference for the past 4 years, started operations in 1921 and continues to be driven by innovation and a determination to offer services that are of exceptional value to its customers. Following the recapitalization exercise in 2007, the company was reorganised into a group structure comprising Royal Exchange Plc as the holding company and five strategic subsidiaries namely: • Royal Exchange General Insurance Company Limited (Non-Life Insurance Services) • Royal Exchange Prudential Life Plc (Life Assurance Services) • Royal Exchange Finance and Investments Limited (Financial Advisory Services) • Royal Exchange Healthcare Limited (HMO and Health Insurance) • Royal Exchange Microfinance Bank Limited (Banking Services) For more information, please contact: Corporate Communications Department Royal Exchange Plc 34/36 Oshodi-Apapa Expressway Oshodi, Lagos. Tel: 234-1-454 0441 0802 718 4941 Email: Wilson.Okoh-Esene@royalexchangeplc.com Web: www.royalexchangeplc.com