Ecobank Nigeria has provided multimillion water project and school furniture to Girls’ Secondary School, Akwakuma, Owerri, Imo state. The governor mentioned that the bank’s support would go a long way in enhancing the learning environment of the school. This was done in fulfilment of the promise made the Financial Literacy Day.
The Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, represented by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Gertrude Ego Oduka at the commissioning of the project, has commended the effort of Ecobank Nigeria in supporting the development of education in the state under its corporate social responsibility.
In his response, Deputy Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Tony Okpanachi, stated that the execution of the projects was in line with the Bank’s CSR activities which are aimed at giving back and contributing effectively to the communities where it operates. He maintained that the Bank will continue to support initiatives and partner projects that impact and touch peoples’ lives.
The Principal, Girl’s Secondary School (Senior), Akwakuma, Lady Uzoho Okwuchi expressed gratitude to Ecobank for ploughing back to the society where it operates.
The projects handed over to the school include modern borehole, generating set, reticulation of water to the toilets, laboratories and drinking points, and chairs and tables for teachers to enhance the learning environment of the school.