Fidelity Bank Plc on Monday donated three security vans worth millions of naira to traders in Lagos to boost security in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The vans were donated to the traders under the umbrella of Auto Spare Parts and Machinery Dealers Association (ASPAMDA), Association of Progressive Traders (APT) and Balogun Business Association (BBA).
Speaking at the official handover ceremony in Lagos, Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, the bank’s Managing Director, said that the donation was in fulfilment of its promise to the traders three months ago.
Okonkwo said that the bank during an engagement with the traders three months ago realised that their major challenge centred around security.
He noted that the bank decided to facilitate security arrangements by presenting the three security patrol vans to them.
We realised that security was a challenge when we made that visit and that also included the fact that the market does not have security patrol vehicles.
“We did made a promise that we will support them with that and that is why today we are presenting these vehicles to facilitate their security arrangements in the various markets”, Okonkwo said.
He also said that the bank had opened a portal for children and wards of their customers in the market that were unemployed to apply for jobs in the bank.
Responding on behalf of the traders, Chief Daniel Oforkansi, ASPAMDA President, commended the bank for its kind gesture of giving back to the immediate community.
“We are happy and it is a big challenge to other competitors in the financial industry as Fidelity Bank has done exceptionally well.
“What they exhibited today shows that they are ready to promote our businesses”, Oforkansi said.