Access Bank Plc, a leading financial institution in Nigeria, has raised $1.7 million at its Charity Polo Tournament held at The Guards Polo Club, Egham, Surrey In the United Kingdom, as it seeks to improve the state of education in the nation.
According to the bank, the money will be directed towards the building and equipping of over 100 classroom blocks in the less developed areas of Nigeria.
Speaking on the donations, the Group Managing Director, Access Corporation, Herbert Wigwe, said; “These donations serve as building blocks towards achieving a brighter future for the country.”
“State governments should 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 better tomorrow.”
Also, Managing Director, Access Bank, Roosevelt Ogbonna, said; “The polo event remains the greatest investment towards ensuring a great future for the vulnerable Nigerian child.”
For those who don’t know, the Polo tournament is executed in partnership with Fifth Chukker and UNICEF and was held in Kaduna, South Africa and the UK.
This has been an extension of Access Bank’s efforts to support anti-poverty and anti-HIV/AIDS campaigns in Nigeria and it is the first edition of the UK-based tournament to be held since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.