As a corporate socially responsible organisation and in pursuit of its poverty alleviation objective, First City Monument Bank(FCMB), in partnership with Sesor Empowerment Foundation, has given succour to some internally displaced women in Maiduguri, Bornu State, Northern East of Nigeria. The first batch of beneficiaries not less than 60 women will undergo training and skill acquisition and given initial start-off funds by FCMB for their economic empowerment and the establishment of small scale businesses.
This is to help them cater for themselves and their immediate families. Thousands of women and children have been made homeless, and driven out of their socio-economic activities due to insurgency in the North East part of Nigeria in the recent years. “The Bank says it is not unaware of the massive hardship faced by thousands of helpless and innocent Nigerians, victims, who have been affected in years of disrupting insurgency in the North East.
We are concerned about these people who have suffered serious lack, hunger-induced diseases and absence of adequate medical care, having been denied of peace and completely cut-off from their social life, farming and other economic activities. FCMB is motivated to support government effort in providing for them, appreciates all commitments made towards finding lasting solution to the crises