Abbey Mortgage Bank Calls for Equal Opportunities for Persons with Autism

Ayodeji Ake

In a bid to create more awareness about autism, the leading Mortgage bank in Africa, Abbey Mortgage Bank, recently, staged a walk in Lagos to demand equal opportunities and freedom for autistic persons in Nigeria

The programme themed, “Abbey Walk for Autism Awareness,” saw staff of banks, led by their MD/CEO Mobolaji Adewumi, stage a charity walk from the bank’s head office on Karimu Kotun to Falomo Bridge Ikoyi, through Alfred Rewane road, before returning to the office.

The ‘Abbey Walk for Autism Awareness’ commemorated Autism Awareness Month, usually held in April, themed, ‘Aligning SDGs with Autism: Empowerment, Challenges and Victories’, to create awareness and sensitize Nigerians on the disorder to champion equal opportunities and freedom for persons with the disorder.

Speaking during the autism awareness walk, Adewumi noted, “At Abbey Mortgage Bank, we believe in not only building dreams through our mortgage and financial services but also in supporting causes that make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Autism awareness is an issue close to our hearts, and we are proud to champion this cause and spread awareness in our community.”

Mobolaji further noted that, ”Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects millions worldwide and despite its prevalence, awareness, and understanding, it remains limited in many communities.

“Abbey Mortgage Bank recognizes the significance of raising awareness about this important issue, understanding that education and support are crucial in improving the lives of individuals and families affected by autism,” he noted.

“The Abbey Walk was part of the bank’s 32nd-anniversary commemorations, showing Abbey Mortgage Bank’s commitment to not only facilitating dreams through financial solutions but also supporting and spreading awareness for important causes. As the bank continues to grow over the years, it remains dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of individuals and communities, while championing causes that matter,” he explained.

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