Old Mutual Nigeria, a member of the Old Mutual Group, is complimenting the efforts of other corporations in the country to make the roads safe during the Christmas and New Year festivities.
It recently launched a radio programme tagged ‘Old mutual Safety Tips’ to teach safety measures spanning across everything that constitutes threats to them naturally.
The Group Chief Executive Officer, Old Mutual West Africa, Mr. Offong Ambah, who made this known in a statement in Lagos, said the campaign has started running on several radio stations in Lagos Abuja and Port Harcourt.
He observed that the “Ember” season is associated with an increase in accidents and death due to people’s carelessness.
“During this period in the year, the roads are usually busier with a higher risk of accidents and it is the tradition for people to use fireworks despite the fact that they are a life-threatening hazard. People are also exposed to safety risks at work, home and in their neighbourhood.
“As such, Old Mutual Nigeria has decided to focus on those seemingly minor details we ignore in our daily lives which pose a threat to our safety and those of our loved ones,” he said.
Ambah noted that as part of Old Mutual’s core values, the firm supports the communities where it operates by contributing positively to their well-being. “This campaign is in line with this value. It is our own way of helping to safeguard lives” he said.
Old Mutual Nigeria prides itself as providing a range of insurance solutions tailored to meet its customers’ needs. Its current life product offerings include the group life assurance and credit life business.
It combines local resources and skills and leverages on Old Mutual Group’s capabilities and experience around the world to serve its customers better.
Meanwhile, the Old Mutual group, which acquired majority stake in former Oceanic Insurance Company Limited, now Old Mutual, Nigeria, said it earmarked $600 million to be invested across East and West Africa.
Established in South Africa in 1845, Old Mutual provides life assurance, asset management, banking and general insurance to more than 14 million customers in Africa, America, Asia and Europe. The company is listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges.