Seeking to improve the State of education in Nigeria, Access Bank has raised $1.7 million at its Charity Polo Tournament held at The Guards Polo Club, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdomon Saturday, 16 July, 2022.
The money, the Bank confirms, will be directed towards the building and equipping of over 100 classroom blocks in the less developed areas of Nigeria.
These donations, according to the Group Managing Director of Access Corporation, Herbert Wigwe, “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.”
“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 bettertomorrow.”
Roosevelt Ogbonna, Managing Director of Access Bank also added that, the polo event remained the greatest investmenttowards ensuring a great future for the vulnerable Nigerian child.
The Polo tournament, which is executed in partnership with Fifth Chukker and UNICEF, in Kaduna, South Africa and the UK has been an extension of Access Bank’s efforts to support anti-poverty and anti-HIV/AIDS campaigns in Nigeria. This is the first edition of the UK-based tournament to be held since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
*Roosevelt Ogbonna Managing Director, Access Bank (left); Chioma Ogbonna (2nd left); Ofovwe Aig-Imoukhuede (3rd left); Ajiritsedere Awosika, Chairman Access Bank PLC(5th left) Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Chairman, Coronation Capital; Herbert Wigwe, GMD/CEO, Access Holdings PLC(fifth right); Doreen Wigwe (2nd right) Bababode Ogunkoya, Chairman, Access Holdings PLC (right) all with the Access Bank Polo team during the Access Bank Polo Day held at the Guards Polo Club, Egham, Surrey, London at the weekend