Ecobank executes community development projects

Ecobank Nigeria has said it renovated classroom blocks and donated educational materials to select schools during its Ecobank Day celebration, which had the theme, ‘Educating young people in Africa.’

 A statement on Sunday, said the Ecobank Day was celebrated across 35 African countries where the bank had operation with its employees helping to execute the projects.

The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Mr. Jibril Aku, was quoted as saying at one of the schools that benefited – C&S Primary School, Ikorodu Lagos – that the Ecobank Day was aimed at inspiring and empowering members of communities where the bank had operations.

Aku said, “Ecobank Day is our corporate activity day to contribute to the community where we live and work. The objectives behind it are community-inspired. From this year onwards, it would be celebrated annually on October 5.”

He added that the day was meant to promote quality education and youth development in Africa as well as inculcate positive values in young people.

He said, “We conduct business, develop ourselves and make profits based on our daily interactions with our communities. It is, therefore, right for us to give back by contributing both financially and through our own energy to improve the communities that have welcomed us and in whose territories we work. I am sure you will find the day very satisfying and rewarding.”

Ecobank Nigeria is a full-service bank providing wholesale, retail, investment and transaction banking services and products to governments, financial institutions, multinationals, international    organisations, medium, small and micro businesses and individuals.

According to the statement, some of the projects executed in Nigeria to mark the day are renovation and construction of classroom blocks in some schools as well as the donation of educational materials to other schools. Employees were also said to have helped to clean the environment.

 Some of the schools that benefited from the Ecobank Day, according to the statement, are Government Secondary School, Kubwa, Abuja and Eastern Academy, Onitsha, Anambra State.

The   statement  added that Ecobank currently operates a consolidated online, real time branch network in over 600 locations across the country.

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