14 February 2018

Nigeria: Axa Mansard Empowers NYSC Members, Supports Youths

AXA Mansard, a member of the AXA Group, has demonstrated its commitment towards empowering Nigerian youths through the extension of its awareness campaign to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camps.

The company during the exercise exposed the corps members to different solutions available, for their financial security, health and general well-being.

AXA Mansard stormed the Lagos, Abuja and Rivers NYSC Orientation camps, with the solutions to enlighten the 2017 Batch 'B' Orientation Course (Stream II) Corps members on solutions available from AXA Mansard, such as the right Investment vehicles for them, Insurance for their valuables & loved ones, Pensions to start saving for their retirement and Health Insurance for access to quality healthcare.

In addition to the awareness drive at the camps, AXA Mansard Health Insurance provided free basic medical services to Corps members, such as medical consultation, basic medical check-up, BMI and blood pressure.

Commenting on the initiative, Group Head, Strategy and Marketing AXA Mansard noted that, youth empowerment is important to the company because it affords it the opportunity to enable and propel youths to become effective drivers of change and societal transformation.

Nigeria's total population in 2016 was projected to be 193,392,517 (NpopC July 2017). Youth population was estimated at 61,306,413 or 31.7% of the total population. This is one of the highest percentages of youth in any country in fact Nigeria is said to have the largest youth population in the world within the framework of this definition," he said.

He noted that it is important for Axa Mansard to connect with the youth, empower, mentor and enable them become the key change agents for Nigeria's development. "They should be provided with opportunities to build and secure the future they desire. At AXA Mansard, we are passionate about empowering to people to live a better life. One way to achieve that is to empower our youths on the importance of early planning to secure for their future, using solutions available within their reach".

The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 166,000 employees serving 107 million clients in 64 countries. In 2016, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 100.2 billion and IFRS underlying earnings to Euro 5.7 billion. AXA had Euro 1,429 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016. The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISN FR 0000120628 - Bloomberg: CS FP - Reuters: AXAF.PA). AXA's American Depository Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY. The AXA Group is included in the main international SRI indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and FTSE4GOOD. It is a founding member of the UN Environment Programme's Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance and a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.

AXA Mansard Insurance plc is rated B+ by A.M. Best (2016) for Financial Strength.

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