As part of its corporate social responsibility, Fidelity Bank Plc has donated hospital equipment and renovated a maternity and child welfare clinic in Kofaran, Bauchi State.
Presenting the equipment and unveiling the renovated health centre, the bank’s managing director and chief executive officer, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo said the project which was executed under the Fidelity Helping Hands Project (FHHP) initiative was aimed at touching lives and impacting positively on communities where the bank operates.
Okonkwo who was represented at the event by Fidelity’s regional bank head, North-East Region, Dr. Musa Tarimbuka remarked that “the bank takes great pride in entrenching the culture of true and responsible citizenship in its staff.”
He said government alone would not solve all the society’s 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 corporate social responsibility projects of their choices,” said Okonkwo who also disclosed that the project was funded by the combined contributions of individual staff members of Bauchi main branch of the bank.
In his remarks, the chairman, Bauchi State Primary Health Community Development Agency, Mr. Adamu Ibrahim Gamawa commended the bank saying Fidelity 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,” he added.
Under the FBHHP, the bank has executed and commissioned many projects across the geo-political zones of the country.
They include ‘Back to School’ project in Yola, Adamawa State; ‘Back to School’ project in Maiduguri, Borno State; renovation of the school for the blind, deaf and dumb in Yelwa, Bauchi State, provision of in information and communications technology (ICT) centre at Girls’ Secondary School, Mabushi, Abuja as well as the construction of a motorised borehole in Hope for Survival Orphanage Home, Gishiri, Abuja, among others.