First Bank of Nigeria in collaboration with the Lagos State Government, has built a healthcare facility in the more than 2,000 population of the less privileged Ijeododo Community, Ojo Local Government Area, Lagos State.
The 130 years old financial institution built the facility as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Speaking at the commissioning of the Primary Healthcare Centre, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, CEO, of FirstBank Group, stated,
“About 22 months ago, we were honoured to lay the foundation for a first-of-its-kind modern Primary Healthcare facility in the history of the Ijeododo Community. I congratulate His Excellency, Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his amazing government on the successful and timely execution of the project.”
He said the project is one of the many ways that FirstBank reiterates its commitment and support for the Lagos State Government’s “One Community at a Time (OCAAT)” initiative which has continued to gain wide acclaim globally.
Support for the OCAAT Initiative
He cited that the OCAAT initiative, which is an integrated, inter-sectoral and community-based programme, aimed at achieving sustainable improvements in the lives of people across Lagos State aligns with the tenets of FirstBank’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) approach.
“As a bank, the consciousness of maximising positive impact in the society largely inspires our community development initiatives which are anchored on three pillars: Strategic Education, Health and Welfare.
“As a highly empathetic brand, we are resolute in the demonstration of our commitment to the health and welfare of the people in our immediate and distant communities,” he said.
He stated that it was heart-warming to know that beginning from the commissioning date, residents of this community will no longer have to travel long distances to access a fundamental amenity such as healthcare.
“This reality in itself is one of the biggest inspirations behind our partnership with the Lagos State Government to execute this project and I congratulate everyone for being a part of the life-changing history being made today.
“Because we are confident that as the Ijeododo community becomes healthier, it will become wealthier, I implore every member of the community to take advantage of the banking services provided through our ever-growing network of branches and FirstBank agents.
“While Ijeododo was a laudable project, corporate social responsibility is a tradition at First Bank,” he concluded.Follow us on social media