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FBN’s CRS week focuses on career development for students


First Bank

First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) recently celebrated the maiden edition of its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) week to promote corporate responsibility in its internal and external organs.

Besides, the financial institution also stressed the importance of career talk development for students in all areas of operations.

The career counseling session, which held at the Girls Senior Academy, Lagos Island was in collaboration with Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN).

It was aimed at exposing the students to the benefits of a right career path early in life and to reinforce the bank’s role in driving sustainable development in the communities where it operates through its Bank’s Employee Giving and Volunteering Programme.


The week is being marked in its business communities across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria and its subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa with the theme: Promoting Random Acts of Kindness.

Head, CRS, Ismail Omamegbe, said the theme for the week aligned with the bank’s brand promise of putting its customers’ first.

As part of the activities scheduled for the week, First Bank chooses to focus on three key initiatives, which are giving, visit to orphanage homes across Nigeria and all First Bank subsidiaries.

“We have career counseling, we have Staff Promoting Acts of Random Kindness (SPARK) initiative.

“It is in two parts. We have internal SPARK where staff promotes kindness among themselves and the other one where staff nominates who they think deserves a nomination in the society,” Ismail said.

Under the SPARK initiative, employees of the bank as part of First Bank CSR intervention are to empower aged and less privileged people in the society during the yearly CSR week.

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