FBN Merchant Bank Limited, a subsidiary of the FBN Holdings Plc, recently delivered the ‘Pick-A-Litter’ environmental sustainability initiative in collaboration with the Eti-Osa Youth Development Initiative (EYDI) in line with its commitment to promote youth and community development.
The event, which was anchored by Mr. Ayodeji Laurent of EYDI and staff of the Bank, involved the delivery of a series of activities to mobilise, educate and promote environmental cleanliness within the Ikoyi-Obalende environs, commencing with a three-day sensitisation and capacity building workshop for the Ikoyi-Obalende Local Council Development Areas(LCDAs).
Representatives from the Ikoyi-ObalendeLCDAs were also present to speak on environmental hygiene, recycling, health and nutrition, thereby educating residents on the health impact of a safe and clean environment.
According to Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications for FBN Merchant Bank, Lolade Sasore, “Our support for the ‘Pick-A-Litter’ initiative clearly aligns with our group corporate responsibility & sustainability focus on community support. We will continue to encourage the neighboring youths to contribute to development, while remaining confident that partnering with EYDI within our own community will drive this positive change. The Initiative is expected to drive a long-term solution, as it is critical to sustaining our community and environment,” she added.
While presenting cleaning tools to EYDI at a handover ceremony, the Executive Director of FBN Merchant Bank, Mr. Gboyega Fatoki said: “We are delighted to partner with EYDI on the ‘Pick-A-Litter’ initiative, as a bank and as part of a group that believes in enhancing the our community and immediate environment.”
In his acceptance speech, the President of EYDI, Laurent thanked FBN Merchant Bank for its support and partnership that helped actualise the maiden edition of the ‘Pick-A-Litter’ initiative.
“We are grateful for the encouragement and hands-on support from the team at FBN Merchant Bank. The ‘Pick-A-Litter’ initiative was conceived as an environmental cleanup initiative geared towards sensitizing individuals within our community on environmental hygiene. We are proud and excited to have actualized a successful maiden edition and are optimistic about delivering more events in future,” he said.
The EYDI is a community based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) powered by voluntary efforts, which is focused on health, education, sports, empowerment and the environment. FBN Merchant Bank handed over cleaning tools to EYDI to facilitate an ongoing community cleaning exercise in the three council development areas within Ikoyi-Obalende (East, West and Central).