Access Bank Plc has donated N10 million to the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for its campaign against HIV/AIDS pandemic among Nigerian children as part of its initiatives to reach out to the underprivileged in the country.
The donation was presented by the head, Corporate Communication, Access Bank, Olubusola Osilaja, at the Fifth Chukker Polo & Country Club in Kaduna sponsored solely by the bank.
Osilaja, who led other top officials of Access Bank to the grand finale, expressed delight that the Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield was achieving its main objective of reaching out to the less privileged children in the society.
Executive director, Personal Banking, Access Bank, Victor Etuokwu, disclosed that the bank maintained its yearly donation of N10million in supporting UNICEF towards its projects for orphans and vulnerable children. In addition to that, the bank was continually seeking avenues through which more resources could be pooled towards supporting the children.
“We have been working in Kaduna, in collaboration with UNICEF and Fifth Chukker to elevate quality of lives. We need to do a lot more in support of these orphans and vulnerable children to enable them look forward to a better tomorrow,” Etuokwu added.
UNICEF country representative, Jean Gough, who received the donation, commended Access Bank for the assistance, pointing out that through the donation, UNICEF would be able to provide care and support service to orphans and vulnerable children in focus areas of Kaduna State.
Proceeds and other donations during the international polo event which is in ninth year in partnership with Fifth Chukker Polo & Country Club, Kaduna, is channelled into supporting UNICEF’s campaign against diseases especially HIV/AIDS amo ng Nigerian children.