Access Bank To Support Education With $1.7m Raised At UK Polo Tournament
Access Bank Plc has announced plans to support education in the country with the $1.7 million raised at its recent Charity Polo Tournament held at The Guards Polo Club, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom.
According to a statement by the bank, the funds would be directed towards building and equipping over 100 classroom blocks in the less developed areas of Nigeria.
The Group Managing Director of Access Corporation, Herbert Wigwe said, “Serve as building blocks towards achieving a brighter future for the country while challenging the various state governments to take sustainable actions towards ensuring all boys and girls complete free, equitable, and quality primary and secondary education.”
He added, “We thank all attendees and donors for buying into our vision and assure that Access Bank will not relent in its efforts to see that every Nigerian child regardless of tribe, gender and religion is given a fair chance for a better tomorrow.”
Managing Director of Access Bank, Roosevelt Ogbonna also added that the polo event remained the greatest investment towards ensuring a great future for the vulnerable Nigerian child.
The Polo tournament, which was organised in partnership with Fifth Chukker and UNICEF in Kaduna, South Africa, and the UK, is an extension of Access Bank’s efforts to support anti-poverty and anti-HIV/AIDS campaigns in Nigeria.