Succour came the way of a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Miss Omonike Akinselure, who needed money for reconstructive surgery when Fidelity Bank Plc. donated N850, 000 to her.
The donation, under the Corporate Social Responsibility programme of the bank, called Helping Hands Scheme, is to assist Miss Akinselure, who had a near-fatal accident in which she sustained multiple fractures and lost her dentition, undergo reconstructive surgery.
Speaking at the presentation of the cheque to Miss Akiselure, the General Manager (Operations), Fidelity Bank, Sam Obijiaku noted that “donation is in line with the bank’s scheme aimed at lending support to the needy.
The Head, Community Relations Unit, Ogbonna Uche explained that Fidelity Bank’s “Helping Hand Scheme ” was conceived to make staffers of the bank give back to the community and help the less-privileged in the society.
Giving an insight into the donation, he said: “The bank decided to reach out to Miss Akinselure when she sought the help of the bank. Since she had the accident in 2009, it has been difficult to eat, as she needs N850, 000 for her reconstructive surgery in order to be able to feed normally again. This, the bank’s staff have been able to assist her with”.
The Public Relations Officer of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Mrs. Hope Nwawolo commended the bank for the gesture, noting that the hospital had to negotiate the bill in order to support the bank in its cause.The father of the recipient, Mr. Akinselure, expressed the family’s gratitude to the bank.