As part of efforts to cushion the effects of the COVID – 19 on the education sector, Heritage Bank Plc in partnership with Fatima Mohammed Foundation has provided succor to over 300 affected private school teachers and small and medium enterprises .
A statement issued by the bank ’ s Divisional Head, Corporate Communications , Fela Ibidapo, noted that the pandemic brought about the shutdown of schools for months leaving private school teachers without any means of livelihood and no source of income.
To this effect , Heritage Bank said with FAMO , it supported private school teachers and small businesses with palliatives in 15 local governments , including five major markets in Ojokoro Local Council Development Area of Ifako Ijaiye , in Lagos.
Speaking at the event , Group Head, Education , NGO and Faith Groups, Lagos Mainland Zone of the bank , Mother Dan-Egwu , stated that that the bank and foundation gave the 300 teachers N10 , 000 each and food items .
She also disclosed that Heritage Bank ’ s strategy to provide basic palliative care to the educational system at the resumption of academic activities in schools .