By Sunny A Ijomah
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the Asaba Branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has renovated the Comprehensive Health Center in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Branch Controller, Mr. Godwin Okafor, disclosed that the gesture was in line with the Corporate Social Responsibility of the Apex Bank for the year 2021, stating that the reason for choosing the project was because of the importance of the center to the Community.
Represented by Mr. Ozonji Nwankwor, the CBN Controller, explained that the project was executed with the fund contributed by the staff.
Meanwhile, the State government has commended staff of CBN, for living up to the Corporate Social Responsibility, by using their personal funds for intervention in the Comprehensive Health Center, Okpanam.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Ukah, gave the commendation during the handing over ceremony of the renovated health center to the management of the health facility.
He called on other corporate bodies and well to do individuals to emulate the staff of the CBN, Asaba, to contribute their quota towards the upliftment of the communities in their various places of operation.
The SSG stated that the State government and CBN were partners in progress considering the intervention projects carried out by the state government on behalf of the Federal Government for the benefit of Nigerians.
Chief Ukah urged the Matron and the management of the center to ensure that the renovated facilities and the medical equipment donated were well protected and judiciously used.
Also speaking, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Henry Akunebu, lauded the bank for the gesture and urged others to emulate them.
Speaking in an interview, the Matron of the Health Center, Mrs. Bakporhe Ogheneovo, thanked the state government and the CBN staff for the intervention and pledged to put the facilities to good use.