Fidelity donates hospital equipment in Bauchi
Top Nigerian lender Fidelity Bank, is touching lives and impacting positively on communities, pan-Nigeria, with its Fidelity Helping Hands Project (FHHP); an initiative that enables the bank and its staff to carry out Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) interventions.
Last week, it was the turn of a community in North Eastern part of the country to benefit from the bank’s corporate philanthropy initiative, when staff of the bank donated hospital equipment and renovated a maternity and child welfare clinic in Kofaran, Bauchi State.
The renovated health centre was unveiled by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo in a ceremony that attracted people from the host communities and environs. Okonkwo, who was represented by the Regional Bank Head, North-East Region, Dr. Musa Tarimbuka, noted that the Bank takes great pride in entrenching the culture of true and responsible citizenship among its staff.
The Bank Chief said government alone cannot solve all of societal problems, and 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.
“Giving is a culture at Fidelity Bank and we will continue to encourage this. Under the FHHP initiative, the bank matches 100 per cent whatever amount that is contributed by staff to fund CSR projects of their choices. This project was funded by the combined contributions of individual staff members of Bauchi Main Branch of Fidelity Bank,” he stated.
Also speaking at the event, Chairman, State Primary Health Community Development Agency, Bauchi State, Adamu Ibrahim Gamawa, lauded the effort of Fidelity Bank. He noted that the bank is an exceptional organisation, which has subsequently made it a duty to positively impact on the societies where they have presence.
“Corporate and non-governmental organisations must emulate the pace setting initiative of Fidelity Bank towards promoting societal development,” Adamu said.
Also in attendance was the Chiroma of Bauchi, Nuru Adamu Jumba, who also extolled the bank, and promised to ensure that the centre is properly maintained.
Under the Fidelity Bank Helping Hands Project, the bank has commissioned quite a number of very impactful projects across all the geo-political zones of the country this year.
The long list of projects funded by the individual contributions of staff members, matched 100 per cent by the bank include the ‘Back to School’ Projects in Adamawa State, Yola, and in Maidugari, Borno State; renovation of the school for the blind, deaf & dumb in Yelwa, Bauchi State; provision of Information Communications Technology (ICT) Centre in Girls Secondary School, Mabushi, Abuja; and the construction of a motorised borehole in Hope for Survival Orphanage Home Gishiri, Abuja and many others.
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