Leading financial institution, Access Bank Plc has once again restated its commitment to the safety of life and property in the country with the presentation of a Police Patrol Vehicle with state of the art technology and other operational items to the Lagos State Police command of the Nigerian Police.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Mr Kayode Aderanti and the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kenneth Nwosu were presented with the operational items which includes Hilux Patrol Van, Bullet proof vests and Walkie-Talkies by Access Bank.
Speaking at the presentation, Cornelius Aderanti, Commisioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command said, â€œWe want to thank Access Bank for their zeal and commitment to the maintenance of peace and security in the state. The presentation of the brand new patrol vehicle and other operational items will go a long way in helping the police effectively fight crimeâ€.
According to him, â€œWe are going to access a lot of prosperity for the people of Lagos state. Access Bank has shown us what partnership in progress is and we really appreciate them. I want to also use this platform to ask other banks to follow suit and support the policeâ€.
In his comments Pattison Boleigha, Head, Compliance and Internal Control, Access Bank Plc said, â€œAs a bank we believe in delivering world class service embedded in Speed, Service and Security but there is no way we can achieve security which is a very important part of the banksâ€™ values without partnering with the Nigerian Police. How else can we ensure the security of our customers deposit than by supporting the Nigerian Police. We are indeed proud of our partnership with Nigeria Police Forceâ€.
â€œThe presentation of the Patrol vehicle and other operational items also signifies the banks desire to always remain the front runner in the safety and security consciousness in line with our business continuity strategyâ€ he said.
Similarly, Yinka Tiamiyu, Head, Internal Audit, Access Bank Plc, said, â€œWe are grateful to be part of this service of giving back to the society from all we receive from the public. You are going to see more of this in years to come.â€
Access bank has continually spearheaded sustainable growth and partnership in the country. As you will recall the Bank built a waiting lounge at the Ikoyi passport office of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS in 2013. It also empowered 17 physically challenged with the provision of fitted prosthetic limbs this year amongst other numerous projects.
The Bank was earlier this year adjudged the Best Nigerian Company in Corporate Citizenship in the first ever competitive index on corporate social responsibility in Nigeria, by CSR-In-Action. The bank have also won the
World Finance Magazine â€œMost Sustainable Bank In Nigeria 2014â€ and the BusinessDay â€œBest Bank In CSR 2014â€ award. Access Bank is rated B(Fitch) and A+ Agusto & Co.