DIAMOND BANK PLEDGES TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT CAPACITY BUILDING IN NIGERIAN YOUTHS
Lagos, Nigeria, 03 January, 2013: Diamond Bank Plc, a leading commercial bank in the country, has reiterated its resolve to encourage productivity amongst Nigerian youths through sponsorship of capacity building, learning and extra-curricular activities.
Speaking at a Diamond Bank sponsored youth development seminar, which was part of the 2012 Calabar Festival, Mrs. Ayona Trimnell, Head of Corporate Communications, said that the Bank's decision to sponsor the programme was informed by the bank's commitment to capacity development especially amongst the young Nigerians.
Said Mrs. Trimnell,"Diamond Bank will continue to support initiatives that promote productivity among styouths in Nigeria through educational and extra-curricular activities.Our underlying objective is the need to engage youths positively to reduce delinquency and involvement in societal ills. This has seen us make huge investments in various youth-empowerment programmes.”
The Diamond Bank sponsored Youth Development Programme was designed for youth between the ages of 16 and 25 years and with the aimofincreasing their capacity towards personal and career development.The event commenced on December 3 and closedwith a graduation ceremony on December 22, 2012 at Old Residency Muson, Calabar.
About 100 youths participated in the programme and were awarded certificates of participation.
Diamond Bank's sponsorship of the programme comes to join a number of similar sponsorships aimed at helping Nigerian youths develop adequate capacity for leading successful lives. These include the donation of brand new Toyota Coaster buses to various universities nationwide, the sponsorship of the Vision of The Child Painting Competition of the Lagos Black Heritage Festival, the donation of the Eduportal educational platform to Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna amongst others.