First Bank of Nigeria Limited has reiterated its commitment to the cause of widows, assuring that it would continue to support and empower them to become financially independent.
Group Executive, International Banking, Mrs. Bashirat Odunewu, explained that the initiative, in partnership with the International Women’s Society (IWS), was one of the activities of First Bank’s 2018 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week themed ‘Touching Lives; You First’.
She added that the bank would always partner with critical stakeholders to ensure that widows were able to take care of themselves and family after their husband’s demise.
“At First Bank, we are passionate about supporting every segment of the society so our stakeholders live a meaningful life by empowering them with the right resources they need, not by giving them token; N100, N200, but by supporting them to become wealth creators. Therefore, we will continue to empower the widows with initiatives that will make them generate income and take care of themselves and their children,” Odunewu stated.
The bank gave the assurance on Saturday at an empowerment programme for widows held to commemorate this year’s International Widows Day at the palace of the Elegushi of Ikateland, Lagos, Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi on Saturday, June 23, 2018.