NSE Partners CECP to Walk Against Cancer

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L – R Dr. Abia Nzelu; Mrs. Cima Sholotan; Mrs. M.R.A. Adeleke; Mr. Bola Adeeko; Prof. Pat Utomi at the 2015 NSE Corporate Challenge Press Conference

The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, in partnership with the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, CECP, is set to embark on a fun-filled five-kilometre walk, run and jog competition on May 16, 2015 in Lagos.

The initiative, according to Bola Adeeko, head of NSE’s corporate services, is to promote teamwork, corporate wellness and to create awareness for the fight against cancer.

The one-day event, which is a Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, initiative of the Stock Exchange aims at promoting the health and wellbeing of its operating community. “The idea behind the Corporate Challenge is for responsible organisations and their employees to take part in the initiative as a way of enhancing employee-employer relations and boosting goodwill by bringing all together for fun, fitness and fellowship,” Adeeko explained.

The NSE’s spokesperson explained that the exchange expects the event to enhance the concept of volunteerism within participating companies as proceeds from the competition will be donated to CECP to support the national drive aimed at acquiring 37 Mobile Cancer Centres, MCCs, one for each state and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, across Nigeria.

The NSE Corporate Challenge is a professionally organised and volunteer-driven initiative involving over 400 companies listed on the exchange and support organisations from the capital market community.

“To achieve this aim, we are working in close partnership with public and private sector organisations such as Unity Bank, Diamond, Lafarge, Guinness, FCMB, Caverton, CECP, Channels Television, Silverbird Television, Nigeria Info FM, BusinessDay and CNBC Africa to mention a few,” Adeeko said.

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