Access Bank MD, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede,
By Obinna Chima
The Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank Plc, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Thursday announced the commitment of the GBC-Health to global smoke-free worksite.
A statement said Aig-Imoukhuede, who is the Co-Chair of the GBC-Health, made this promise at the ongoing annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (GCI) in New York, United States of America.
The event brought together some of the world's most influential leaders and thinkers, including Heads of State, Nobel Prize winners, among others.
The Global Smoke-free Worksite commitment is a global multi-sector partnership comprising private sector companies, non-governmental organisations, governments and inter-governmental organisations which aimed at increasing the number of employees that are able to work in a smoke-free environment through innovative strategies such as leveraging the impact and reach of supply chains.
Aigboje’s announcement, was a demonstration of the global health body’s resolve to a healthier world and promotion of healthy living in workplaces across the world.
“Participants at this year’s event include Mr. William. J. Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States of America, Regina Benjamin Surgeon General, United State Department of Health and Human Services,HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson, King Hussein Cancer Foundation, Jordan and representatives of the American Cancer Society, Johnson and Johnson, Mayo Clinic, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids amongst others.
“The organisation seeks to inspire, connect, and empower a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.
‘’By fostering partnerships, providing strategic advice, and driving resources toward effective ideas, the organization helps its members maximize their efforts at alleviating poverty, creating a cleaner environment, and increasing access to health care and education. The membership of the association is drawn from countries across the world,” the statement added.
Aig-Imoukhuede, according to the statement, had demonstrated commitment to responsible business practice by leading Access Bank to become the first African private sector company to invest in the Global Fund programme under the organization’s collaboration with African private sector in the fight against the triple pandemic of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.