Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said that the Fidelity Bank Helping Hands Programme (FHHP), an arm of the Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice is a viable tool in mitigating social inequalities in the country.
Governor Tambuwal gave the commendation in Sokoto at the weekend while commissioning the Sokoto State Orphanage Home in the state capital renovated by staff of Fidelity Bank Plc.
Speaking at the occasion, Tambuwal said that such gestures are rare especially among organizations whose operations are commercially driven.
“I must say that I am elated by the wonderful gesture from the bank,” he said.
Though part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) practice, the governor insisted that Fidelity Bank’s action is a testament to the enthusiasm and concern for the welfare of the people of Sokoto State, especially, the less privileged in the society.
“The project of this magnitude and its choice is an indication that Fidelity Bank is truly acting according to the script of empowering the good people of Sokoto State and by extension, Nigeria.”
He praised the management of the bank for their vision and for coming to the aid of the state government and also promised to take proper care of the Home and charged other corporate organisations in the state to emulate the good work Fidelity Bank is doing.
Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc, earlier in his welcome address, stated that Corporate Social Responsibility was a way of life in Fidelity Bank. Okonkwo, who spoke through the Executive Director (North) Mohammed Balarabe attributed the growing culture of giving back to the society on the focus of the management and founding fathers of the bank
He expressed satisfaction in knowing that some good had been done and stressed that the goal of grooming a crop of socially responsible young men and women within the ranks of the bank is on course.
The Fidelity Helping Hands Programme (FHHP) is the bank’s multi-purpose CSR vehicle set up primarily to give back to the communities where the bank does business and also raise a new generation of executives who love social investing.