NEM Insurance Plc over the last six year developed the culture of holding fitness walk two times in a year as part of the company’s efforts to promote healthy workforce as critical for increased productivity.
According to the company, that is also part of its contribution to promoting insurance education and awareness, which helps to increase penetration and uptake of insurance in Nigeria.
The event, which held Saturday and second for the year started from its corporate headquarters on Ikorodu Road through Maryland and back to the Ikorodu road office.
Tope Smart, chairman of the company said this is part of the company’s tradition aimed at building a healthy workforce, which is expected to impact positively on out productivity.
He said “Is our tradition to promote healthy workforce and we believe our workers must not only be intelligent and professionals alone, but they must be very healthy.
He said, “We are quite intentional about this fitness work and that was why when we were constructing this building, we deliberately included a Gym-Center so that our staff can take time to walk-out and refresh during the week. We believe this will go a long way to impact positively in the health of our workforce.
“Our fitness work is held twice, the first one is in March while the last one for the year is held between October and November. We use this avenue to keep fit and promote insurance education and more awareness for the industry in general.”
NEM Insurance was incorporated in 1970 as a Nigerian company in compliance with the Companies Decree of 1968; the company became quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1989 following the privatization by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The company, which has contributed immensely towards the growth of Insurance Industry in Nigeria, was into Life and Non- Life business. Following the recapitalization exercise in 2007, the company merged with Vigilant Insurance Company Ltd to transact all classes of General Insurance.