By Martin Paul
With a view to facilitating the rehabilitation of North-east ravaged by Boko Haram insurgents, Unity Bank Plc has donated a vehicle to the Borno State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
A statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja stated that the gesture was part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) to promote education and ameliorate the effects of insurgency in the state.
Unity Bank team led by Hajiya Yabawa Lawan Wabi and Mr. Temisan Tuedor, were received by the state Governor, Kashim Shettima, who commended the bank for its unflinching support to the people of the state, especially, during the challenging periods of insurgency.
Shettima commended and acknowledged previous supports by the Bank to the state, especially the donation of “relief materials worth millions of naira to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in September last year, the N25 million supports to the state university projects in 2014 and the consistent presence of the Bank in the state even during the peak of the insurgency”.
He restated his administration’s willingness to consolidate the cordial mutual relationship existing between the Bank and the state government; noting that Unity Bank has stood firm by Borno state to support its developmental agenda.
Presenting the vehicle, a former Minister of State for Finance, Hajiya Yabawa, noted that the bank had observed with satisfaction the current efforts of the state in rebuilding its educational infrastructure and said that the donation was to complement government’s effort in ensuring proper supervision of school activities.
She reiterated the bank’s commitment to giving back to the society and called on other corporate bodies to come to the aid of the state in line with Presidential Initiative for the north-east.