Polaris Bank empowers school girls in Abuja, Kano, Kogi


In continuation of its commitment to empower the girl child in select public secondary schools, Polaris Bank has donated hundreds of school bags, uniforms, sandals, books and other educational items to indigent students in Abuja, Kano and Kogi States.

Over the course of five days, officials of the Bank visited the Government Girls Secondary School, Kundila, Kano; the Junior Secondary School, Maitama, the Government Secondary School, Garki, both in Abuja, and Fortune Schools International, Lokoja, Kogi State,  where they inspired the children to go give their best in school and not give up despite life challenges.

Speaking on the Bank’s commitment and its huge investment in the programme, Polaris Bank’s Group Head, North 1 and Abuja, Mr Osazuwa Igbinoba, said that the programme was one of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) interventions noting that over time, it has partnered with several NGOs on the project.

“This project is the Girl Child Education initiative. The aim of the Bank is to support the Girl Child in Nigeria by empowering them. In the last few years, we have partnered with the Evolve Charity, and we have been able to distribute educational materials all over the country,” Igbinoba said.

The vice principal, Administration of Government Secondary School, Garki, Mrs Onuoha Goodluck, thanked Polaris Bank for the donations, saying that it would help the children in many ways.