NSE raises N36.5m for Mobile Cancer Centre

NSE raises N36.5m for Mobile Cancer Centre

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), in collaboration with the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy in Nigeria (CECP), has concluded plan to acquire Mobile Cancer Centre (MCC) in the country. The NSE said it had successfully generated the sum of N36.5 million in its 2015 corporate challenge programme, which would be deployed for the acquisition of the MCC in the fight against cancer.

Speaking at a press briefing to announce the NSE 2016 corporate challenge programme slated for May 14 in Lagos yesterday, Chief of Staff and Head, Corporate Services of the NSE, Bola Adeko, said that the initiative was introduced in 2013 to create awareness for cancer scourge in the country. He said that the Exchange would continue to work closely with the CECP in the fight against cancer.

Meanwhile, Executive Secretary, CECP, Dr. Abia Nzelu, has urged government to introduce incentives that would make it easy for private sectors to donate and contribute towards the eradication of the disease in Nigeria. Read more

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