Monday, November 19, 2018 12:00PM / Ecobank
Ecobank Nigeria’s employees and management have again displayed their social conscience, care and commitment to their local communities by giving up their free time in aid of orphanages in Lagos, Ibadan, Enugu and Abuja to mark the Ecobank Day 2018. Activities, on Ecobank’s ‘Support for Orphanages in Africa’ Day resulted in giving out of food and household items to the selected orphanages. The staff also spent good time with the children of the Homes.
Ecobank Day is a community action day in a year, set aside by Ecobank Group during which its staff across Africa are encouraged to serve the communities in which the Group operates. It is simultaneously marked in 33 African countries where the bank has presence.
This year’s event, the 6th in the series with the theme “Supporting Young Lives - it’s your day to make a difference” had an internal initiative where the bank’s employees were encouraged to turn their attentions from just servicing customer needs towards their local community.
Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria Patrick Akinwuntan, who was guest at the Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care and Treatment Home, Lagos spoke of how important it is for businesses and their staff to give back to their local communities: “I am so pleased that we at Ecobank Nigeria have the opportunity to demonstrate our compassion and support for orphans. We are by this able to touch the children’s lives directly with the provisions and other items donated to the homes as well as the short but memorable time we’ve shared with the children”
Mr Akinwuntan explained that the bank decided to support the school because of their antecedents in catering for deprived people, making them better citizens and more useful to the society. “We thank the management and staff of the school sincerely for the good work. We are pleased to mark our 6th Ecobank Day with at the school. I also applaud the Ecobank staff who gave up their time to be here to support these activities. I’m sure you will agree that this shows how strongly we all feel about giving back to our local communities. It makes me very proud of both the Bank I represent and the staff”.
Last year Ecobank Day was dedicated to ‘Safe Water, Healthy Living’. This resulted in the provision of portable water and sanitation materials for select schools across the six geopolitical zone of the country.