CSR: Fidelity Bank lifts Benue IDPs with food packs

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Leading financial institution, Fidelity Bank Plc has distributed over 1,200 food packs to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Makurdi, Benue State, in its ongoing commitment to eliminate hunger among vulnerable persons in society.

The event took place at the IDP Camp, Federal Housing Estate in North Bank, was executed in partnership with the Hyacinth Alia Foundation and the Benue State Emergency Management Agency (BESEMA).

Speaking during the distribution, the Divisional Head, Brand and Communications, Fidelity Bank Plc, Meksley Nwagboh stated that the Fidelity Food Bank is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative designed to reach out to vulnerable persons and reduce the effect of hunger.

“As I speak with you, over 24,000 Fidelity food packs have been distributed to communities across the country to help cushion the effect of hunger which has become a global issue”, he stated.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Innovation Strategies, Special Duties, Development, Policy and Planning, Fidelis Unongo, hailed Fidelity Bank for the donation and appealed to the IDPs to exercise patience. He said the Governor is aware of their requests and working to ensure that they get settled back to their ancestral homes.

Chairman of the IDP Camp, Abraham Tar who spoke in Tiv, commended Fidelity Bank and promised to ensure that the items donated gets to the desired beneficiaries. He appealed to donors to also look into the health condition of the IDPs, especially women and children.

Some of the beneficiaries, Msurshima Kunde, Comfort Lorfa and Terundu Shima, applauded Fidelity Bank for their kind gesture and appealed for increased health services at the camp to enable them access quality healthcare services.

 

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