As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Royal Exchange Plc, Nigeria’s leading insurance and other financial services provider, recently provided free health insurance to the staff and pupils of the Pacelli School of the Blind & Partially Sighted Children for a 1-year period at the first instance and also donated educational learning aids to the pupils of the school.

Speaking during the official presentation of health insurance certificates and the educational materials to the school, the Group Managing Director, Royal Exchange Plc, Mr. Chike Mokwunye, said that in Royal Exchange Plc, “one of the main objectives of our corporate social responsibility is to impart knowledge and assist the less privileged in the society, whenever the need arises, and as a responsible corporate citizen, we must be willing to offer a helping hand to those in society who need the support to become better citizens tomorrow”.

He further added, “As children who already are at a disadvantage due to no faults of theirs, our aim is to make sure they learn valuable vocational and educational skills which in turn would make them more that capable of leading normal lives as responsible citizens who can fend for themselves and not be dependent on the larger society for any form of assistance”.

Mr. Chike Mokwunye also commended the Principal, teaching and other ancillary staff of the Pacelli School for their humanitarian efforts in ensuring the students have the best education available to them.

Speaking while receiving the educational materials and health insurance cover of behalf of the staff and pupils of the School, the Principal, Rev. Sis. Jane Onyeneri, (HHCJ) thanked Royal Exchange Plc for coming to the aid of the staff and more importantly, the pupils, through the provision of Writing Frames, Mobility Frames, Stylus and other recreational materials which would enhance the learning of the students.

In her words, “the offer of health insurance to all the pupils of the school, including the teaching and non-teaching staff is a noble gesture which will go a long way in ensuring that the students and staff are in the best of health throughout the year, while the students will also make good use of the learning and mobility tools provided by Royal Exchange”.

The GMD, Royal Exchange Plc was accompanied during the presentation by Mr. Richard Borokini, Managing Director, Royal Exchange General Insurance Company and Mr. Wilson Okoh-Esene, Ag. Head, Corporate Communication, Royal Exchange Plc.

Royal Exchange Plc 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.
Phone:  01 454 0441