Ecobank Nigeria Limited has revealed that it has built and handed over a 100 seater ultra-modern lecture theatre to the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (formerly Anambra State University), as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Charles Kie, said the multi-purpose CSR project initiated in 2014 has its fundamental objective to providing a convenient centre for general students’ academic activities and relaxation.
According to the bank managing director, the project symbolises Ecobank’s business partnership reward and appreciation with the university’s long-standing patronage.
Kie, who was represented by Team Lead, Medium and Local Corporates, Commercial Banking, South East of the Bank, Jovita Okeahialam, said in a statement: “This is a promise kept in line with our business mantra.
The vision of this particular project revolves around creating a conducive environment for learning. This for us is reasonably considered to be the best way to exhibit a visible, vibrant and enduring corporate social responsibility. It is also a far-reaching compensation to the learning community for the endless years of unwavering patronage.”
He explained that the guiding principle of Ecobank’s CSR activities was to give back and contribute effectively to the communities in which it operates. He said the bank would continue to contribute to societal ventures that enhance the lives of the people in the continent. Kie further disclosed that plan is under-way to open a cash centre in the campus to mitigate the hardship currently being experienced by the university community in accessing banking services.