The official sponsor of the just concluded West African Universities Games (WAUG), Heritage Bank Plc has affirmed its commitment on the improvement of youth and sports developments through sponsorship of sporting activities in tertiary institutions across the country.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the bank, Ifie Sekibo made this known at the just concluded 14th edition of the West African Universities Games (WAUG) which was hosted by the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).
According to Leadership News, the bank recently supported the premier edition of Africa Freestyle Football Championship and will continue to sponsor youth entrepreneurial initiatives, particularly, ‘The Next Titan,’ a reality television show.
The CEO of Heritage Bank, who was represented by Oladapo Lawal, a senior manager of the bank, said that the financial institution has strong desire to see young Nigerians succeed in other areas than what they have studied.
He urged the Nigerian government at all levels and private institutions to pay very close attention to sponsorship and innovation.
“Heritage Bank is working assiduously towards achieving its vision to become a bank of national reckoning for which it was established. There is need for institutions to give back to society through sponsorship.
“Heritage Bank believes in development. These are university students and we want to level our legacy on university students and that is one of the reasons we decided to sponsor the WAUG event. We have the tenacity to develop and sport is a way of developing youths in the country. We want to encourage the youth and I believe that this type of games are capable of robbing off on the students in future.
“I would advise that the FG should look in this direction, because when we support this kind of project, we are developing our country. The government needs to do more in sponsorship drive of sports in the country,” he stated.
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