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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Fidelity Bank Empowers 360 BUK Students

  Bilal Abdullahi       Saturday, August 31, 2019

A total of about 360 undergraduate students of Bayero University, Kano were given skills acquisition training on various trades and entrepreneurship in a special project sponsored by Fidelity Bank, as part of its corporate responsibility programme.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, on Saturday, 24 August, 2019 at the Students Affairs Hall, the Deputy Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Alhaji Muhammad Balarabe, disclosed that the beneficiaries were drawn from departments by a random selection irrespective of their geographical, ethnic or religious inclinations.

He revealed that the Bank had spent well over N5 million on the program, which included training in tailoring, knitting, computer, cloth embellishment, cocktail, wig making, designing, make-over and shoe making, among others.

Alhaji Balarabe said the desire was to acquaint the students with entrepreneurship skills, so that they could be self-reliant upon graduation and, therefore, become business oriented as against the norms of waiting for white collar jobs.

He said in addition to giving them the skill acquision training, the bank had equally provided start-off kits to about 200 trainees with a view to starting their business in earnest, pointing out that the programme, which was in collaboration with Gazelle Academy Vocational Centre, would be a continuous one.

Speaking during the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, who was represented by the Director of Public Affairs, Malam Ahmad Shehu, commended the bank for the gesture and urged other corporate organizations to emulate it.


He charged the beneficiaries to make proper utilization of the skills they acquired, which he said were aimed at empowering them to be self-reliant, so that they could be successful entrepreneurs. The Dean of the Students Affairs Division, Dr. Shamsuddeen Umar, in his remarks advised the young students to imbibe the culture of being self-reliant,

saying that entrepreneurship was more rewarding than waiting for government jobs, which nowadays were not forth-coming. Many of the beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the bank for the opportunity to widen their horizons to venture into entrepreneurship and

promised to put into practical use the skills they acquired for national growth and development. Explaining further on the project, the Head of the Corporate Communication, Mr. Charles Aigbe said,

Fidelity with over 4 million customers across the country decided to embark on this social responsibility as a way of giving back to the society which aimed at empowering the youths from the tertiary institutions so as to set up their businesses.

The Bank has similar project at University of Nigeria, NSUKKA (UNN),  Waziri Umar Federal Polytechnic, Kebbi State, Federal Polytechnic Anambra and River State University of Science and Technology among others.

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