Access Bank Constructs Hostel For Blind Students
The Access Bank Plc has constructed an additional hotel facilities for the Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind (FNSB) that would accommodate 40 students, thus increasing their boarding facilities to 100.
While appreciating the kind gesture of the staff of Access bank, chairman/ Executive Council of (FNSB), Asiwaju Fola Osibo said, “for us to continue to achieve the laid down objectives, there must be continued advocacy and public enlightenment to solicit for support from both philanthropic individuals and corporate bodies, to enable us sustain our efforts at rehabilitating and training the visually impaired people.”
This was disclosed during the handing over of hotel building to FNSB by Access Bank held at the Vocational Training Centre (VTC) Cappa, Oshodi.
In his remark stated in the FNSB newsletter, Osibo stressed that it cost them N750,000 to train one blind person per year.
“We are therefore looking to more corporate partnership to assist in adopting some of our students and teaching staff as a way of contribution to alleviate our rising costs, as well as upgrade our infrastructure to make our learning environment more friendly to our visually impaired students”’, he added.
The chairman also extended his appreciation to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for his continuous support through the granting of scholarship to all their students annually.
The dignitaries at the commissioning of the hostel building include: Air Commodore HB Adamu, Director of Administration, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement centre; Mrs Ebun Onabanjo, Member of Council, Federal Nigeria School for the Blind; FNSB; Mr Obinna Nwosu, Deputy Managing Director, Access Bank PLC, Asiwaju Fola Osibo, Chairman of Council, FNSB; Mrs Ojini Olaghere, Executive Director, Operations and IT, Access Bank PLC and Chief Olu Falomo, Member of Council, amongst others.