Seeking to improve the state of education in Nigeria, Access Bank raised $1.7 million at its charity polo tournament held at Guards Polo Club, Egham, Surrey, UK.
The money, the Bank confirms, will be used to construct and equip more than 100 classroom blocks in the less developed parts of Nigeria.
Access Corporation’s group chief executive, Herbert Wigwe, said the fundraiser “will serve as building blocks to secure a better future for the country, while challenging individual state governments to take sustainable action. to ensure that all boys and girls attend free and fair lessons”. and quality primary and secondary education.
“We thank all participants and donors for embracing our vision and assure that Access Bank will not relent in its efforts to ensure that every Nigerian child, regardless of tribe, gender and religion, has a fair chance for a better future.”
Access Bank Managing Director, Roosevelt Ogbonna, on his part, said the polo event remains the greatest investment to secure a bright future for the vulnerable Nigerian child.
The polo tournament, organized in partnership with Fifth Chukker and UNICEF, in Kaduna, South Africa and the United Kingdom, is part of an extension of Access Bank’s efforts to support anti-poverty campaigns and HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. This is the first edition of the UK-based tournament since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.