Fidelity Bank Plc has put smiles on the faces of the internally displaced persons in Benin, Edo State. Working under the aegis of the Fidelity Helping Hands Programme (FHHP), one of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) vehicles, staff of Risk Management Group of the bank, have contributed money from their salaries to refurbish the hostel blocks and donate books, branded school bags, pencils, pens and other educational materials to displaced persons.
This is in fulfillment of the bank’s CSR objectives, which rests on a tripod: Education, Health and Environment.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc. Nnamdi Okonkwo, said the lender remains determined in its efforts to advance the cause and wellbeing of communities where it does business. He noted that the Bank takes great pride in its modest accomplishments of entrenching the culture of true and responsible citizenship among its staff. “It is this passion for our country and our people that has motivated this Staff driven initiative, which we fondly call the FHHP”.
Alluding to the fundamental role of government in fixing the myriads of problems facing every community, the Bank Chief said that government alone cannot solve the problems of mankind especially now that it is faced with daunting economic challenges. He called on private sector organisations and corporate bodies to lend their support to government, particularly as it relates to the provision of basic infrastructure and social amenities.
Okonkwo disclosed that Fidelity Bank has channeled significant human and financial resources towards improving the lives and property of its host communities. “Taking responsibility is the only way that lives can be enriched in Nigeria today; and if every citizen, be they Corporate or Individual can play their part, our nation will truly rise above its current challenges.”