Access Bank explains her choice of Ikenegbu Girls in Owerri
By our Correspondent
“Our choice of Ikenegbu Girls Secondary School is very deliberate in the sense that at Access bank, we know that the girl-child embodies the aspirations of a nation and because of the number of the students”, were the words of
Mr Charles Oguibe, Access Bank Director, Regional Sales, East.
This is even as Access Bank plc has donated a six room toilet block to Ikenegbu Girls Secondary School, Owerri as part of its social responsibility programme to uplift their host community.
At the commissioning and presentation of the toilet block, Mr Charles Oguibe, Access Bank Director, Regional Sales, East at the school premises on Wednesday said the bank believed in empowering the youth and preserving them for the future of the nation.
He said the banks investment in education facility was reflective of their belief that it is important to provide both a conducive learning environment for youths across the country and ensure their education is broad and dynamic to positioning them as leaders of tomorrow.
“Our choice of Ikenegbu Girls Secondary School is very deliberate in the sense that at Access bank, we know that the girl-child embodies the aspirations of a nation and because of the number of the students.
“The health and hygiene of the girl-child being an integral part of their growth process strengthened our resolve to provide this toilet facility,” he said.
Oguibe described Access bank as one of Nigeria’s leading retail banks and that with over 45 million customers would continue to leverage on its digital technology to provide products and services to the diverse and dynamic customers.
“Over the past years, we have rewarded over 10,000 customers with a total sum of N10 million in our ongoing Xtrawins-Fund, and Transact and Win campaign. We also provide instant digital loans for business men, salary earners and individuals who maintain account with us.
“We constantly seek opportunities to partner with the communities we serve and assure them of our willingness to listen and support them, as we strive to build one nation, one community, one business and one individual at a time,” Oguibe said.
Dr Adaugo Nwanebo, Executive Director Imo state Secondary Education Management Board, commended Access bank for the gesture.
She described the bank as one the best servicing retail banks considering what they had done to the school and urged them not to relent.
Nwanebo said the board would set up a monitoring team to ensure the project was well taken care of to benefit successive students.
The General Manager, Imo State Environmental Transformation Commission (ENTRACO), Mr Macdonald Ebere lauded the bank for demonstrating its community social responsibility policy saying that not every bank in the country could engage in such move.
The Principal of the school, Mrs Abigail Nwaimo expressed gladness at the gesture adding that Access bank had solved the school’s convenience need.
She said that hygiene is a very important aspect of life pointing out that already the Parents Teachers Association sanitation team had been employed to take care of the toilet block to maintain cleanliness.