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Heritage Bank joins in World Water Day with installation of borehole

Heritage Bank Plc has joined the rest of the globe to celebrate the
World Water Day 2021 with plans to assist a community in dire need of
clean water by installing a bore hole.

The theme for this year’s WWD 2021 is “Valuing Water,” which focuses
on the importance of freshwater and presses for sustainable management
of water resources. According to the United Nations, the day is aimed
at raising awareness about 2.2 billion people living without access to
safe water resources globally.

“The value of water is about much more than its price.” This day is
celebrated keeping in line with Sustainable Development Goal number 6
which is aimed at achieving water and sanitation by all for 2030,” UN

It further explained that global water demand is likely to rise by
over 50 per cent by 2040.

To this effect, as part of efforts to implement the Central Bank of
Nigeria’s (CBN) sustainable banking principle, Heritage Bank Plc has
instituted a Corporate Social Responsibility’s (CSR) campaign project
to assist a community in dire need of clean water by installing a bore

This campaign project, according to the bank will be executed in two
phases; the first involves nominations call for community that is in
dire need of water will be put on its social platforms from 22nd March
2021, which will run for 30days.

The bank in a statement signed by the Divisional Head, Corporate
Communications, Fela Ibidapo, disclosed that thorough research will be
conducted on communities that put up for nominations and the most in
need will be chosen.

In furtherance, the community leaders would be engaged, which will
herald commencement of the project and handing over the borehole to
the community.

Speaking on WWD 2021, the MD/CEO of the Bank, Ifie Sekibo said the
adoption of the campaign project shows how Heritage Bank values water
and making clean water accessible to the under-privilege, living in
urban slums and rural areas.

According to him, to access safe water resources globally, higher
value must be given to protecting the ecosystem in ensuring good
quality water supply.

Sekibo, who further canvassed for the implementation of Sustainable
Banking Principle, tasked stakeholders to continually promote the need
for more productive value of water, which would bring about
developmental impact to society, while protecting the communities and
environment in which financial institutions and their clients operate.

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