Empowering the Youth through Education
This programme was instituted by FirstBank as far back as 1994. It is dedicated to enhancing academic excellence geared towards a long-term development of Nigeria. Currently, we have Professorial Chairs in ten Nigerian Universities, with the total endowments worth over N440 Million Naira. Some of the universities and endowed academic fields include: University of Lagos – Business Ethics; Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka – banking and finance; University of Agriculture, Makurdi – agronomy; Federal University of Technology, Akure – computer science.
Hope Rising Initiative is one of the key programmes of the Group designed to empower people living with disabilities. Its key objective is engendering inclusivity and diversity through education, advocacy and enlightenment; skills acquisition through training; as well as inclusive events.
FirstBank Infrastructural Development programme is aimed at promoting and supporting infrastructure development under its identified areas of support such as providing infrastructure facilities in schools, hospitals and environmental infrastructure projects. This is in recognition of the place of