Date: 18th July, 2016.
Foremost financial services company, FBNInsurance Limited, in conjunction with the humanitarian organization, Rotary Club of Omole Golden, recently carried out a Breast and Cervical Screening/Vaccination exercise for girls and women.
The exercise which held at the premises of Ifako Ijaye Health Centre, Ogba, Lagos, witnessed a large turnout of women from all walks of life including senior secondary school girls from neighbouring High Schools.
Speaking at the event, Sales Manager, FBNInsurance Ltd., Ngozi Umechurumba, acknowledged the woman’s place in every home while advocating the need for every woman to get screened for breast and cervical cancer. “As home makers, it is important that women look after their health so they can have the presence of mind and body to contribute their bit to their family’s quest for a better tomorrow. Only a healthy home can aspire to grow wealth. So, beyond selling insurance, this is one of the many ways of showing our clientele and prospects that we are all for a better society,” she concluded.
In her presentation, the Deputy Medical Director of the Health Centre, Dr. Erivea Kuti, took time to address the cultural and traditional myths that have unfortunately contributed to the spread of cancer. “It is not every time you notice an unusual growth on your breasts that you begin to think spiritual attack. The scourge of cancer can be successfully arrested if we all learnt to do the right thing on time. Timing is of the essence here. The earlier the detection, the better the chances of a successful treatment,” the medical doctor concluded. The audience was taught how to conduct self breast examination via a live demonstration.
Incoming President of the Rotary Club of Omole Golden, Rotarian Titi Sunmonu, in her thank-you speech appreciated FBNInsurance’s contribution to the success of the event and hoped the partnership would continue well into her tenure.
FBNInsurance Limited, an FBNHoldings company associated with the Sanlam Group (SA), was incorporated in 2010 to transact Life Insurance businesses in Nigeria.