Union Bank mentors Youths in Delta Community


The Union Bank of Nigeria Plc carries out a mentorship scheme which benefited 400 youths from Igbodo community in Delta State


THE Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has completed an eight-month mentorship scheme for youths in Igbodo community of Delta State. This exercise was part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility, CSR, initiatives.  Four hundred youths from the community benefited from the intensive programme, which was tagged “We Lead Mentorship Programme, WLMP.”

The programme encouraged the youths to shun the appeal of illegal migration and instead, channel their talent and focus towards self-development and leadership. The WLMP programme was implemented by Union Bank in partnership with Rural Development and Reformation Foundation, RUDERF, and the Igbodo Development Union, IDU, as a community-based mentorship scheme that train local mentors and facilitators and deployed them to tutor community youths working closely with the RUDERF team.

The main aim of the scheme was to curb various societal issues ranging from illegal migration to violence, extremism and other vices. Union Bank, in a statement explained that Igbodo community leaders, Delta State government functionaries, beneficiaries of the project and their parents were present at the graduation ceremony which held recently to mark the close of WLMP 2018.

Commenting on the WLMP project, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem of Union Bank, said: “Talent development is a core focus area for Union Bank’s Citizenship Programme. We are pleased to have impacted over 400 youths through the We Lead Mentorship Programme and will continue to provide support and mentorship for the youths as they strive for a better future.”

According to her, Union Bank’s sponsorship of the programme underscored the bank’s commitment to talent development among Nigerian youths.

– Dec. 14, 2018 @ 15:59 GMT |

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