FBNQuest Merchant Bank out to fight cancer

From left: Bode Oguntoke, Head, Internal Audit, FBNHoldings; Ekpe Ukpabio, Executive Director, FBN Insurance; Tijjani Borodo, former Company Secretary, FBNHoldings; Lamide Adeosun, Head, FINCON, FBNQuest Merchant Bank; Val Ojumah, MD/CEO, FBNInsurance and Douglas Elisha, Special Assistant to the GMD, FBNHoldings at the Nigeria Stock Exchange 5 kilometres corporate challenge race in Lagos recently.

FBNQuest Merchant Bank, the investment banking and asset management subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc has continued to drive partnerships with reputable institutions to implement financial literacy programs, women empowerment initiatives as part of its Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability focus.

The bank joined the 2018 NSE Corporate Challenge to support the fight against cancer. The event was a one-day competitive 5-kilometer race aimed at creating awareness on early detection and fundraising for the cause.

Proceeds from this year’s Corporate Challenge are planned towards the provision of free cancer treatment and screening facilities across Nigeria with the purchase of Mobile Cancer Centres (MCCs).

Through this sponsorship, FBNQuest Merchant Bank reaffirms its position as a socially conscious organisation. In the financial literacy space, the organisation trained over 1,800 secondary school students on the importance of saving and investing.

In support of education & skills development, the Bank recently partnered with the Teach First Nigeria (TFN) Training Institute, which recruits outstanding university graduates and young professionals of all academic disciplines to teach as full time teachers (Fellows) in underserved and low income schools.

Lolade Sasore, Head Communications and Knowledge Engagement at the bank said, “We have consistently supported the NSE Corporate Challenge, which is commendably in its 5th year, as it remains a strong platform committed to addressing cancer as a critical health issue.”

The NSE Corporate Challenge is an annual race which employees from organisations listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) as well as the capital market community are invited to participate.

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