NEM Insurance Plc has recently concluded the second phase of its Fitness Walk for the year 2023 to enhance insurance education and awareness in the country.
The Walk, which comes up twice a year, precisely in March and between October and November each year, was meant to ensure insurance practitioners are physically and mentally fit to sell insurance products and services.
Speaking to journalists at the end of the Fitness Walk at the company’s headquarters in Obanikoro area of Lagos, the managing director/CEO, NEM Insurance Plc, Mr. Andrew Ikekhua,noted that, only someone who is physically and mentally fit can practice insurance as a profession.
The fitness walk started at NEM House in Obanikoro, terminated at Maryland and back to NEM office on Ikorodu road, in which its staff partook in the early morning walk.
Speaking further, he said, the company initiated the fitness walk as a form of exercise as well as enhance insurance awareness among Nigerians.
Stating that while the exercise is good for the body, it’s also an avenue to promote the name and insurance products of the company for people within its environs.
“We have been able to create awareness about insurance as we walk because people kept asking who we are and what we do and in the process of answering them, we are educating them and deepening insurance penetration,” he said.
While urging Nigerians to insure their risk exposures, he advised people to approach his underwriting firm for their general insurance products and services.
He advised Nigerians to insure their risks by subscribing to insurance products to take care of all their assets and restore any financial loss.
According to him, “the walk is twice a year; in March and in October or November, every year so that our workers can be fit physically and mentally to promote insurance education and more awareness for the insurance industry.
“Healthy workforce is Healthy Productivity. We have the best of staff and all of them are contributing significantly well for the company. We are using it to create more awareness and we have gained a lot of customers through this move.”