Access Bank Plc has restated its commitment to the development of education in Nigeria, with the donation of a storey building as Alumni Centre to the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (UNILAG).
According to a statement by the bank, signed byÂ Segun Fafore, Media Officer, the donation is in furtherance of its commitment to environmental, societal and economic development of the country.
The statement quoted the Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, represented at theÂ commissioning ceremony by Mrs. Bolaji Agbede, Head, Group Human Resources as saying, that the bankâ€™s gesture is â€œConsistent with the bankâ€™s corporate social responsibility strategy and corporate resolve to support the development of education at all levels, given its capacity to propel development across the different spheres of our life as a nation.â€
She added that the Alumni Centre was built by the bank to provide a platform for the Alumni of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos to meet and deliberate on ways of moving forward one of Nigeriaâ€™s foremost medical colleges, particularly at this time that education needs all the supports it can get from all stakeholders.
Professor .A. B. Sofoluwe, Vice Chancellor, UNILAG, commended the Bank for the exemplary gesture and enjoined the Alumni of the college to take advantage of the facility to the advancement of the school.
Professor O. A. Atoyebi, Provost of the College of Medicine, described the gesture of the bank as unprecedented and inspiring.
He called on the Alumni of the College of Medicine to take advantage of the Alumni Centre, and give the college the required support required for its continuous development.
Speaking in the same vein, Professor (Mrs.) Fagbenro Beyioku, Deputy Provost of the College called on other corporate organizations to emulate Access Bank by contributing to the growth of education and enhancing the level of societal development.