Brand Journalists’ Association of Nigeria (BJAN) 2020 Brands and Marketing Conference with the Theme: “Consolidating Nigeria’s Agricultural Revolution; Challenges, Opportunities & Lessons” held in Lagos over the weekend has declared the first bank of Nigeria as Most Socially Responsible Bank in Nigeria during Covid-19 Crisis 2020. According to the organizer, first bank of Nigeria among others bank has been at the forefront of ensuring safety and survival of Nigerians during and after pandemic that has shaken the entire world to its foundations.”
Chairman, BJAN, Mr Princewill Ekwujuru, at the just concluded BJAN 8th Brands and Marketing conference noted that “It is not surprising that First Bank is named most socially responsible Bank in Nigeria’s COVID-19 crisis.
“First Bank won the award following the renewed efforts by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Adesola Adeduntan to continue to look at all areas of intervention where it’s business infrastructure, reach, digital platforms and others natural strengths lie and can be deployed to further support all efforts for Nigerians, young and old alike.”
Ekwujuru stressed that First Bank, in its bid in ensuring health facilities are rapidly expanded, especially Testing, Isolation, treatment and the provision of intensive care unit (ICU) facilities pivotal to controlling the spread and importantly, treating individuals diagnosed with COVID-19, generously donated the sum of N1 billion towards the joint efforts by the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID).”
In addition to the bank has prepared e-Learning for one million children in a move to bring more children into the arena of sound education.
First bank CEO Adeduntan recently promised to continue to look at all areas of intervention where its business infrastructure, reach, digital platforms and other natural strengthens lie and can be deployed to further support all efforts for Nigerians young and old alike.