Nwifuru’s wife inaugurates Stanbic IBTC projects in Ebonyi
By Judith Eze
Mrs Mary-Maudline Uzoamaka Ogbonna Nwifuru, the wife of the Governor of Ebonyi State, has inaugurated projects undertaken by Stanbic IBTC Bank at Inclusive Secondary School ‘Berea’, Nwofe Agbaja in Izzi Local Government Area.
The bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative includes the installation of a borehole with a solar-powered overhead tank and four taps, classroom renovations, hall refurbishments, and wheelchair donations to students.
Mrs Nwifuru expressed her gratitude to Stanbic IBTC Bank for providing this unique service that touches the lives of vulnerable individuals in Ebonyi. She emphasized that such services are rare and appreciated.
The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development represented Mrs Nwifuru during the event. She stressed that Governor Nwifuru-led administration is committed to ensuring that people living with disabilities receive their fair share of needs.
The commissioner urged parents who had given up on their disabled children to enroll them in this school so they can become resourceful members of society.
In his remarks, Mr Marcel Okechukwu-Cluster Head Enterprise Direct-representing Stanbic IBTC Bank said that this project aligns with Standard Bank Group’s corporate social investment goals which aim at improving people’s lives across Nigeria.
He advised the school administration to utilize all resources provided by the bank.
He added: “We want our impact as a business felt by this school community.”He further stated:
“It is indeed a privilege if you have your five senses working; be grateful.”
During his speech earlier in the day, Mr Frank Van Da Maas – proprietor of Inclusive Secondary School ‘Berea’ Nwofe revealed there were 1,050 normal and disabled students enrolled at his institution. He thanked Stanbic IBTC Bank for fulfilling its promise promptly while delivering quality workmanship within record time.
“There was always water scarcity here because we only had wells before now,”he said while appreciating two wheelchairs donated by Stanbic IBTC Bank too.