FBNBank has announced that as part of the World Polio Day celebrations on Sunday, 24 October 2021, it is providing support to the National Polio Plus Committee and selected Rotary Clubs in Ghana towards the effort to keep polio at zero in Ghana.
Over the years, the FBNBank has supported the efforts of public and social organisations in the fight against polio with the National Polio Committee and Rotary Ghana being its regular partners. This year’s support of GHS20,000 will support the National Polio Plus Committee and five other Rotary Clubs namely Winneba, Cape Coast, Takoradi, Anarji and Tarkwa.
Commenting on the Bank’s contribution to the fight against polio, Mr. Victor Asante, FBNBank’s Managing Director said, “Polio poses a serious threat to people and communities, with the ability to disrupt progress and shatter dreams in the process limiting development. FBNBank considers the fight to keep polio at zero an imperative. Over the years we have seen the commitment shown by partners and this has given us the needed assurance that together we can succeed at keeping polio at zero. We are further strengthened in our determination by the passion of our staff who remain committed to contribute in diverse ways. As a Bank our stake in this fight is to ensure that our communities are inhabited by people who are not threatened by issues like polio. In many ways, our dedication to this cause bears ample testimony to our brand promise which enjoins us to put our stakeholders first. In this case we are putting the people in our communities at the heart of what we do because it means more than an annual event to us.”
Over the years, World Polio Day has been observed on the 24th of October of every year. World Polio Day is an annually celebrated event to increase awareness of issues around polio and take measures towards eradicating this disease. These celebrations are primarily by healthcare workers, front-line staff and non-governmental or not-for-profit organisations whose efforts have helped to contain the disease and has brought the world to near zero status.
This year’s celebration of World Polio Day is under the theme “One day; One focus. Ending Polio” and the day will be used for activities across the globe aimed at fighting the menace of polio. In Ghana, the celebrations will be at the Legon Botanical Gardens and would be largely driven by the National Polio Plus Committee and Rotary International; two entities who have led the way in the country.
FBNBank has in its 25 years of operating in Ghana remained focused on putting its customers and communities first. This, it has sought to do through the rich value and excellence of what the Bank contributes to the relationship with its stakeholders as a whole, particularly the customers. FBNBank Ghana is a member of the First Bank of Nigeria Limited Group which is renowned for its great customer service and general stakeholder engagement garnered over its 127 years of operation. FBNBank Ghana has 20 branches and two agencies across the country with close to 500 staff. FBNBank offers universal banking services to individuals and businesses in Ghana.