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Union Bank advocates environmental restoration, partners NCF

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Union Bank, one of Nigeria’s foremost financial institutions, has re-emphasised the need to preserve and restore the global habitat through sustainable environmental practices.

During a recent event organised in partnership with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) to commemorate this year’s World Environment Day, the bank’s Head of Citizenship and Sustainability, Patricia Iwhewhe said: “Land degradation and erosion are not things stakeholders and policymakers can afford to ignore or gloss over. We all must get involved in helping restore and reclaim parts of our environment badly impacted by deforestation and desertification.

“Union Bank, as a sustainability champion committed to the preservation of our dear planet, appreciates and recognises the responsibility we have as humanity to look after our environment. We will continue to support and participate in programs dedicated to protecting and enriching our precious habitat”.

One of the main events on the day, which held at Lekki Conservation Centre on the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, was a tree-planting exercise involving various participants and representatives of stakeholders. The tree-planting activity was in keeping with this year’s celebration theme, ‘Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resilience’, advocating for the rejuvenation and revitalisation of land devastated by deforestation, erosion, and desertification globally and in Nigeria in particular.

Environmental rights activists, international partner agencies, corporate institutions, government agencies, and students of select secondary schools deliberated and engaged in activities marking World Environment Day.

Stakeholders like the NCF have also been invaluable partners in progress and are at the forefront of helping to preserve and protect nature and its resources. This has served to not only improve the quality of human life but also to sustain present and future generations. NCF’s advocacy over the decades has positively impacted and influenced Nigeria’s environmental policy. Union Bank will continue to be a dependable ally in supporting this noble cause of environmental preservation.

Through its diverse range of projects and interventions, Union Bank has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to bequeathing a safer, healthier, and more sustainable environment. Its tangible contributions serve as a beacon of hope, inspiring a brighter and more sustainable future for all.

Established in 1917 and listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1971, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. is a household name and one of Nigeria’s long-standing and most respected financial institutions. It is a trusted and recognisable brand with an extensive network of over 300 branches across Nigeria.

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