Allianz global sustainability development goals (SDG 8) has ticked Nigeria for 28,000 euros (N11.82m) under its Social Impact Fund to support youth employability in Nigeria.
This was disclosed by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Nigeria, Adeolu Adewumi-Zer, at the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the National Association of Insurance and Pension Correspondent (NAIPCO) in Lagos.
The disbursement of 28,000 euros over the next three years, will provide differently-abled persons with digital skills, enhance their ability to earn a better living. This donation, Adewumi-Zer said, will be made from the Allianz Social impact Fund which is dedicated to the implementation of Sustainability Development Goal (SDG 8) in many countries around the globe.
Flying SDG 8 high, she said it recognises the importance of sustained economic growth, high levels of economic productivity and the creation of well-paid quality jobs, paving the way for resource efficiency in consumption and production.
Nigeria’s the SOS Children’s Village will benefit from the fund which will reinforce holistic youth development with the view of building an interactive inclusive society. Already, SOS Children’s Village and Allianz are collaborating to promote youth employability and this has translated to Allianz making an additional donation to the SOS Children’s Village in Nigeria this year.
As part of social impact project, Allianz Nigeria employees volunteer annually to join World Clean-up Day. In 2021, over 100 employees across Nigeria picked up waste and garbage on a stretch of seven kilometres each in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan and Benin.
Adewumi-Zer said Allianz is a forward looking company which cares for the future of its employees through its employee-focussed initiatives aimed at fostering team spirit, bonding and creativity through Cultural Day engagement activities. “Allianz primary objective is to deliver innovative insurance products that work for our customer,” she said.