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CSO Empowers 100 Widows to Honor CBN Governor

…Commends Corporate Department for Excellent External Relations

As part of activities marking the end of year, a Civil Society Organisation, Save Nigeria Movement has donated grinding machines to 25 widows as well as given cash donations to 100 widows as start up grants for dry season farming of vegetables.

Presenting the donations in makurdi the Benue state capital, leader of the CSO, Bishop Abel King said the gesture was to mark the second anniversary as well honor the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for it’s commitment to corporate responsibilities.

He explained that the civil society was pleased with the excellent external relations the bank has promoted in recent times adding that such is what is expected of every public institution to promote public trust between citizens and government.

“The deputy governor of corporate affairs department has dutifully implemented the apex bank’s corporate reforms in line with the mandate of the CBN governor.

“This is the only time in the history of the country that the civil society has access to books and transactions going on in the CBN for public scrutiny. Nigerians couldn’t have asked for more accountability and transparency such as shown by the CBN corporate affairs department.

“We are are reaching out to the widows as a mark of honor to further encourage and commit the CBN to do more, knowing that Nigerians appreciate their sacrifice at all times.

“We are proud of the opportunity to share with the widows as a testimony to the good social works of the apex bank.

“This gesture also symbolizes the CBN policy of empoweing the most common Nigerians as shown in the various interventions implemented by the bank particularly, the recent COVID-19 household facility as well the SMEs packages”, the CSO noted.

It further said the civil society task force will continue to work with the corporate department and at the same time hold the bank to task on issues that will engender positive impact to ordinary Nigerians and boost the the economy in line with the CBN ultimate goal.

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Terna Atule said she was thankful to the organization and prayed for the CBN leadership to continue to inspire more of such activities so that more less privileged will benefit from it.

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