Fidelity Bank Plc has pledged to give financial assistance to members of traders’ associations whose shops and properties were destroyed in last Sunday’s explosion that occurred in Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos.
The managing director and chief executive officer of the bank, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo stated this yesterday when he and some top executive staff paid a condolence visit to the victims.
The incident led to loss of lives, destruction of cars, residential and commercial buildings.
Okonkwo and his team who visited the affected market areas were received by leaders of the Balogun Business Association (BBA), Auto Spare Parts and Machinery Dealers Association (ASPAMDA) and Association of Progressive Traders (APT).
The managing who prayed for the repose of the souls of those who died in the explosion said: “We thought to come…to commiserate with you and see first-hand the damage caused by effects of the explosions.”
Responding, the president of BBA, Mr. Anthony Obih appreciated the banks “gesture” saying Fidelity Bank has been a true supporter and remains the most responsive of all financial institutions in the market.”
“Fidelity is not the only bank in this market. Coming here barely 24 hours after this incidence and offering financial support in addition, is quite commendable. We are still evaluating the extent of damages and the number of our members affected” he added.
For the president of ASPAMDA, Mr. Daniel Oforkansi, the bank had “demonstrated to us that we are indeed partners.
“We will reciprocate this kindness and will continue to do everything within our powers to support the bank.”
But the president of APT, Mr. Eric Ilechukwu called on other corporate entities to emulate Fidelity Bank saying “it is people and organisations like you that we want. If others are like you, things will be better for it.”