Nigeria’s Access Bank donates thousands to UNICEF
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JOHANNESBURG - Nigeria’s Access Bank has donated 10m Niara (nearly R379,000) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to improve the lives of children in the country’s Kaduna State, the Nigerian Tribune reported on Tuesday.
A cheque was presented by bank director Herbert Wigwe to Manuel Rosini, UNICEF’s Chief of Field Office, Lagos, at the end of the Access Bank, UNICEF and Fifth Chucker Polo Charity Shield Tournament in Kaduna over the weekend.
Wigwe stated that the bank has been making such donations to UNICEF totalling N130 million since 2006.
The donation followed an earlier visit by the organisers of the tournament to Mararaban Jos, one of the schools benefiting from the donations, to assess the level of intervention and achievement so far.
The donations are meant to improve school facilities, as well as enhance the lives of pupils. This will include building more computer classes and increasing the number of computers.
Thanking those involved in the donation, Rosini pointed out that Nigeria was home to about half the world’s children who don’t go to school.