Ecobank Nigeria’s environmental sustainability initiatives targeted at removing non-biodegradable elements particularly plastic bottles from the streets of Lagos has continued to generate commendation, recognition, and goodwill from government officials, corporate organizations and well-meaning individuals.
Ecobank was recently presented with the 2019 CSR Marble Award of Excellence at an event organized by a renowned public relations outfit, AS+A Communications in Lagos.
Speaking at the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) forum, exhibitions and awards ceremony in Lagos State, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, said the award for Ecobank was well deserved, stressing that the bank has demonstrated a high degree of consistency in tackling environmental issues thereby, enhancing healthy living across the country.
Specifically, the Commissioner said Ecobank’s current efforts at removing plastic bottles from the streets of Lagos is assisting the government to make the environment safer for people to live, urging other corporate organizations to emulate the Pan African Bank.
According to Omotosho, he said, “We are impressed with what Ecobank is doing in the state ecosystem. Its collaboration with relevant government agencies as part of its CSR initiatives to get rid of used plastic bottles from streets is making the state safer for people to live and do business. I implore other Corporate organizations to partner with us to make the ecosystem safer for habitation.”
Speaking in the same light, President, African Public Relations Association (APRA), Mr. Yomi Badejo-Okusanya commended Ecobank for raising the bar of CSR activities in the protection of the environment. He advised the Bank not to relent in its efforts until the livable environment is achieved.
Managing Director, AS+A Communications, the organizers of the event said Ecobank deserves the award based on its past and current efforts in the protection of the environment.
According to her, “annually, we recognize and honour socially responsible personalities and institutions of high esteem in areas of national development and most especially their landmark achievements in the area of human capacity development as well as other social and environmental development initiatives. Ecobank fits this description. We salute the bank’s initiatives and we believe this award would further spur them to do better in helping humanity.”
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