The Securities and Exchange Commission has pledged its support to efforts to raise funds for the treatment of kidney-related ailments and transplants.
The commission pledged its support to the cause when a group, the Julie Donli Kidney Foundation, visited it, a statement from the group said.
The group explained in the statement that its visit to the commission was part of efforts to intensify its campaign to save the lives of Nigerians diagnosed with kidney-related ailments by calling on multinationals and corporate organisations to assist in the areas of advocacy and treatment of patients.
The Founder, Julie Donli Kidney Foundation, Julie Donli, was quoted as saying that although the foundation was committed to the issues of advocacy, treatment and sponsorship of kidney transplants for patients, the participation of corporate organisations would increase the numbers of patients saved from death as a result of kidney-related ailments in Nigeria.
She said the SEC was expected to partner with the foundation as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The statement added that the foundation also made the Director-General, SEC, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo, one of its patrons.
Gwarzo was quoted as thanking the foundation’s Board of Trustees for the visit and assured them that SEC would live up to its corporate social responsibility in partnering with the foundation as the health of the staff and the general community at large was paramount to the commission.
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