As a show of concern and empathy for the plight of the internally displaced people in the country, employees of Skye Bank Plc have donated relief materials worth N20 million to the displaced people in Nasarawa State and the Federal Capital Territory.
The Skye Bank employees under the aegis of the of its ‘Employees Volunteerism Initiative’, distributed relief materials to over 120 families consisting of about 800 individuals in New Karshi, Nasarawa State, in addition to reaching out to another 100 families of Chibok people at their camp in Kuje, Federaal Capital Territory.
The relief materials include 2000 bags of rice, 2000 bags of Indomie noodles, beverages, blankets, tooth paste, pampers, semovita, sanitary pads, among others. Skye Bank partnered with two non governmental organisations that have been working with the displaced people, Likeminds Initiative and Ombus Organisation, to achieve the feat.
Speaking during the distribution of the items to the beneficiaries, the Executive Director, Abuja and Northern Directorate of Sye Bank Plc, Mr. Idris Yakubu, said the bank staff took the noble initiative to positively affect the lives of the displaced people who have gone through tough times and trauma.
Yakubu said the employees’ compassionate gesture demonstrated their love and empathy for the less privileged people in society and urged other associations and organisations to emulate the gesture.
He urged the workers not to end their philanthropic gesture but to continue to give until there are no more distressed people.
In his remarks, Skye Bank’s Head of Human Capital Management, Mr. Taiwo Olupeka, explained that the employees embarked on the ‘giving’ initiative in order to help the needy in the society and put smiles on their faces.
According to him, the harrowing experiences which the displaced people have passed through over the years called for public support, emphasizing that the ‘Employee Volunteerism Initiative’, in its fifth year, had supported various causes ranging from public education, youth empowerment and skill acquisition