Heritage Bank Plc says it is promoting the implementation of the Central Bank of Nigeria initiative on Nigeria Sustainable Banking Principle to deliver positive development effects to society and business.
In a statement, it said it would also continue to protect the customers, communities and environs where it operated.
The bank said it partnered the promoter of the Redball initiative with the theme, “Going Green,” to canvass for tree planting in order to contain environmental pollution and promote the sustainable development of the nation.
Sekibo, who was represented by the Directorate Head, South South and South East, Osepiribo Ben-Willie, said trees played a key role in neighbourhood landscapes, a belief that had been widely held for millennia in areas beyond sub-Saharan Africa.
He warned against cutting of trees or plants and burning of vegetation.
Sekibo said people consistently cut down trees to make boats, plywood and all kind of things for comfort and did not think about replenishing them.