Other Support Programs
FirstBank Disability Support
In response to a cry for help in the dailies by The Fortunate Special School for the Deaf and Dumb, the Bank provided financial assistance to the school to avoid eviction.
Since 2009, the Bank has supported children with autism spectrum disorder. To consolidate the support, we assisted the Zamarr institute in its bid to raise funds for an ultra-modern permanent site for the Institute for the treatment and inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorder. Since 2010 and in the spirit of giving, the Bank has supported the Patrick Speech and Languages Centre in its annual fundraising concert, which recognises talent among autistic children.
Security and Safety Support
The Bank recognises the connection between the security of life and properties and economic empowerment. To augment the Government’s activities in this area, the Bank sponsors Crime Fighters, a TV programme on security awareness, crime prevention and fighting initiatives.
With the provision of security vans for operatives in States across Nigeria, the Bank empowers security forces to better deliver on their mandate of ensuring the safety and welfare of the entire citizenry. Security operatives in Enugu and Ebonyi States recently took possession of security vans.
Security Trust Funds
As a means of bolstering security in Lagos State, the economic hub of Nigeria, a security trust fund was set up by the State Government. The Bank’s Group Managing Director sits on the Board of Trustees. By its financial commitments, the Bank has facilitated a platform for better effectiveness and improved security in Lagos State.