First Bank holds CR&S Week in Nigeria, 7 other countries

First Bank Nigeria Plc has announced it would begin its Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) week, starting 22nd till 27th August, 2022.

The theme of the event is “Kindness… A Way of Life”, and it is couched in the acronym, SPARK (Start Performing Acts of Random Kindness).

The bank, in its statement, said activities for the event would hold in Nigeria, United Kingdom, Ghana, DRC, Guinea, Sierra Lone, Senegal and the Gambia. It added the programme would see its employees dedicate their time & resources to defined causes, in line with its CR&S strategic approach.

It explained that, “The Week’s activities are an aspect of the Bank’s Employee Giving & Volunteering Program”. It added the idea aims at encouraging the bank’s “employees to give back to the community as well as inculcate in them the integral corporate culture of giving.

Part of the activities include women empowerment and visit to orphanage homes.

Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, CEO, FirstBank said, “The CR&S Week is another opportunity to strengthen our commitment and extend our reach beyond the communities where we operate in Nigeria and across our subsidiaries.  Over time, our goal has stayed the same, to create platforms through which our positive impact is felt.”