By Monday Ajogun
Benin – First City Monument Bank (FCMB), has donated 470 bags of rice to Edo Government for distribution among the less privileged to cushion the effect of COVID-19 lockdown in the state.
FCMB Benin Branch Manager, Mr Dauda Momodu, presented the items to the state Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu at a ceremony in Benin on Thursday.
Momodu said the donate was part of the effort of bank in support of the state government’s fight against the spread of coronavirus in the state.
“It is important to note that the activities of the state government in curtaining the pandemic was not limited to the medical intervention alone, but also extended to the vulnerable in our communities in form of palliative assistance is worthy of note.
“This noble gesture of FCMB is part of our social corporate responsibility is in appreciation of existing relationship between the state and our bank.
“We are passionate about becoming the best socially responsible brand in the country by improving the quality of lives of the people within the communities where we operate,” he said.
Receiving the items Shaibu, thanked the bank for the gesture and assured that the items would get to the right people who were the vulnerable in the state.
He called on other companies to emulate FCMB by making similar donations to cushion the effect of COVID-19 lockdown in the state.