Premium Pension Limited in partnership with a non-governmental organization, Charity to Cheer Foundation, sponsored a free eye cataract surgery to 75 aged and indigent persons in Zaria, Kaduna State.
In his remarks at the opening ceremony, representative of Premium Pension Mr. Ismail Abdulsalam, Head of Business Development North, said the support was part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility interventions, aimed at touching the lives of people at locations nationwide where the Company operates.
Commenting on the free cataract surgery the Managing Director and Chief Executive officer Mr. Umar Sanda Mairami said, “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an integral part of the company’s corporate governance architecture for which we have won international awards. As a responsible corporate entity, Premium Pension Limited cannot stand aloof when the opportunity to help people in need and contribute to the development of the society arises.”
In his, address the leader of the medical team and Consultant Ophthalmologist from College of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Dr. Faruk Garba, described the project as rewarding, as a day after the surgery individuals can have restoration of vision evidenced by what was experienced during the clinic.
Dr. Maryam Shehu Mohammed commended the support of Premium Pension Limited to the free cataract surgery. According to her, the beneficiaries were mostly senior citizens, who could not afford the cost of the surgery at a health facility.