Unity Bank donates to IDPs
Unity Bank Plc has raised its Corporate Social Responsibility programme with the donation of materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State.
The State Governor, Kashim Shettima, who received the donation, commended the bank for donating relief materials worth millions of naira to the IDPs, said it would help in alleviating the sufferings of victims of insurgency in the North East.
Meanwhile, the Executive Director, North East/North West of the bank, Alhaji Abubakar Abba Bello, and former Minister of State for Finance and Director of the Bank, Mrs. Yabawa Lawan Hamma Wabi, led the lender’s delegation to deliver the relief items to the state government.
Bello recalled that the partnership between the bank and the state over time motivated it to present the donations as part of its corporate social responsibility to make meaningful impact and intervention in areas where it operates.
He added that the current gesture is aimed at complementing the previous donation by the Staff of the bank to support the cause of the displaced persons and rehabilitate victims of insurgency.
He noted that the lender is willing to partner the state to rebuild its agricultural base as a means of fast tracking the process of reintegration of the IDPs with their communities.
“Unity Bank is well acclaimed for being in the forefront of initiative for supporting agriculture in Nigeria and since rehabilitation of the victims of insurgency can be achieved faster through agriculture, the Bank is undoubtedly your preferred partner in this regard,” he said.
However, Shettima, who lauded the numerous gestures of Unity Bank, acknowledged its consistent support to the state, especially the donation of N25 million in support of the State’s University projects in 2014.
Unity Bank is the only Bank in Borno State that did not close operations to its teeming customers even in the thick of the insurgency experienced in the state.
Given its focus on growing the agriculture, rural economy and small enterprises, the early resettlement of the victims of the insurgents also aligns with initiative for the Bank’s corporate social investment.
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