Over the years, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has continued to demonstrate its passion and commitment to the welfare of the physically challenged. Thanks to the manner in which the Bank has been able to redefine the concept and practice of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability within its fold and society at large.
Recently, FCMB once again demonstrated this passion by sponsoring Mr. Folawiyo Adisa, a para-badminton player, to participate at the 1st International Para-Badminton Championship organised by Houston Badminton Centre, USA between May 19 and 27, 2015 in the United States of America. This marked the eight consecutive year the Bank has been supporting the multiple Africa and world gold medallist in the sport. At this year’s competition in the United States, Mr. Jimoh won the silver media to add to his horde of laurels, including the gold medal he won at the 2013 Spanish International Para-badminton tournament.
According to FCMB’s Group Head, Corporate Communications & CSR, Mrs. Uchenna Mojekwu, the bank’s support to Mr. Adisa stems from its belief that in every disability, there is ability. ‘’We acknowledge his exploits in the game of para-badminton over the years. As a bank driven by the culture of excellence, we will continue to encourage him and other physically challenged individuals to realise their dreams and bring more laurels to the country’’. On his part, Mr. Adisa commended the bank for believing in him. ‘’FCMB has been a great pillar of support and motivation. The Bank’s support to me since 2008 has encouraged other physically challenged people to believe in themselves through the platform that badminton and other sports provide’’, he said.
Within the organisation, the Bank has created a safe and conducive work environment for all its employees, including the physically challenged, to carry out their duties in line with the Bank’s strategic objectives while developing their careers. In addition, the Bank has also ensured that disability is not a hindrance to banking services as far as its customers are concerned. Subsequently, 23 of the Bank’s branches have wheelchair ramps with a plan for additional deployment in 2015. This is in tandem with its promise of being a helpful Bank
FCMB, a bank that cares about the people in the community in which it conducts business, is staffed with very friendly, courteous and professional personnel who always go the extra mile to create a convenient banking experience for customers, including those with special needs. In doing so, the Bank re-affirms its determination to provide the required support needed to build a viable society to all segments of the Nigerian population.