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Photos: Unity Bank Donates Office Complex To Borno Govt

says it's a support for revamping of education sector

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Unity Bank Donates Office Complex To Borno Govt
A building donated by Unity Bank Plc to the Borno State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB.

Unity Bank Plc has donated and handed over an office complex to Borno State Universal Basic Education (UBE) as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR).

The handing over of the complex, which was witnessed by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum and other stakeholders from the education sector, took place at SUBEB Secretariat in Maiduguri.

Unity Bank said the donation was aimed at supporting initiative to revamp the education sector in the state.

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum inspecting the plaque during the official commissioning of the SUBEB building donated by Unity Bank.

Managing Director of the bank, Mrs Tomi Somefun while commissioning the office complex built by the bank for SUBEB in Maiduguri, Borno State capital late Thursday, said the donation was a defiant support for development of education in the state after 12 years of setback caused by insurgency.

MD, who was represented by the bank Zonal Head, Abuja and North-Central, Alhaji Nuruddin Bashir stated;

The SUBEB Office building stands today as a symbol of our defiant resolve and commitment to education in the northeast and in Nigeria.

She said the bank understand the critical role of education in driving developmental aspirations of individuals and the state.

Tomi explained that it was for this reason the bank provided the facility as part of its contribution to revamping the education sector in the state.

His Excellency, Governor of Borno State, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum flanked by (from L – R) Executive chairman, Borno SUBEB Dr Shettima Bukar Kullima, Zonal Head, North East and Jigawa, Mr Mustapha Mohammed, Zonal Head, Abuja and North Central, Mr Nuruddin Mohammed Bashir and Chief of Staff to Governor of Borno State, Prof Isa Marte Hussaini at the official commissioning of the Borno SUBEB Office Complex Donated by Unity Bank Plc.

Pledging more support for the state in future, the MD stated;

We have observed the passionate commitment to education that the Executive Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has displayed in driving quality education in the State through human capacity building.

Somefun disclosed that the bank donated N25 million to Borno to support the State University project in 2014.

Governor Babagana Zulum commends Unity Bank before cutting the tape during the official commissioning of a building donated to Borno SUBEB by Unity Bank Plc.

She said the bank demonstrated its support for the people of the state as it declined to shut down its operation in the capital amid incessant attacks and killings by Boko Haram between 2014 and 2016.

Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum commended the initiative of the bank.

He said the building and donation of the office complex shows the bank’s support the aggressive mass literacy programme of the
State and federal governments.

Zulum expressed that the facility will improve work environment and educational infrastructure.He assured the state government will improve partnership with Unity Bank.

The commissioning was attended by senior government officials in the state and top officials of the bank in the north.

 

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