CSR: KBL Insurance Extends Care to The Elderly

CSR: KBL Insurance Extends Care to The Elderly

Ebere Nwoji

KBL Insurance Limited, one of the general insurance underwriters in Nigeria, in discharging its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) recently paid a visit to several homes, that house the elderly and less privileged nationwide. 

The visits according to the underwriting firm represent the firm’s annual activities  in its  numerous corporate social responsibility initiatives.

During this year’s exercise, KBL management sent food, household materials, and dolled -out cash gift to the benefitting Homes, to support their upkeep and general welfare. 

Speaking during the visit, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, of KBL, Mrs. Ukachi Orji said: “This programme is driven by our passion to reach-out to the very elderly senior- citizens, and the less privileged, some of whom had served the nation in various capacities and in different ways, but now seem to have been abandoned and forgotten, in various homes, across Nigeria. We always want to show them real care and love. To us, the purpose of doing business, should not only be to make profit, without effectively impacting the communities where we operate. We are very intentional in our plan.

She said KBL used the opportunity to commend corporate bodies, that were already doing well along these lines while calling on others for more support.

“I also call on other organisations to provide more support for these Homes, particularly for the elderly and the motherless babies.”

Orji also advised that the role should not just be left for a few Non-Governmental Organisations. She therefore called on government at all levels to revisit existing policies to ensure there is regular, efficient, and quality provision for these segments of society, because they deserve everyone’s attention. 

The beneficiaries of the year 2023 outing, include the Holy Family Home for the Elderly in Mushin, Lagos, the Amazing Grace Foundation in Kado Estate, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, and the Home for the Elderly on Harbour Road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Leading a team of KBL Insurance Limited’s staff to Amazing Grace Foundation Kado Estate in the Federal Capital Territory, was Mrs. Jane Onalo-Abalaka, the firm’s Northern Regional Head.

 Speaking during the visit, she said the visit was an eye-opener to her .

“I was deeply moved. It was a great experience, filled with warmth and heartfelt emotions. We were humbled by the gratitude shown to the KBL Insurance team, by the staff of the Home, and the elderly residents. They truly need everyone’s care and support.  In fact, more should really be done for them”, she stressed.

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