Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Thursday tasked members of the Bankers’ Forum in the state to do more in the area of corporate social responsibility to its host community.
He made the call when he received members of the Bankers’ Forum, Kogi State Chapter, at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Lokoja.
The Governor who received the members of the Forum who were on a courtesy call, encouraged them to come up with the modality on how to support the state government’s efforts in tackling security challenges.
Bello also urged the forum that they needed to do more for the society through Corporate Social Responsibility in ensuring a peaceful and secured environment where banking and other businesses can thrive smoothly.
The governor while making reference to the recent unsuccessful bank robbery attempt in Abuja where staff of the bank was allegedly mentioned as an informant, urged the Forum to impress it on banks of the need to properly profile their staff in order to weed out bad elements in the sector.
The leader of the Bankers’ Forum and a senior staff with the Central Bank of Nigeria, Ahmed Sule, said the banks are making effort to increase and improve their Corporate Social Responsibility activities in Kogi State.
He noted that under the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello, the banking sector has enjoyed security which has boosted customers’ confidence in the state.
He said the Bankers’ Forum will get back to their headquarters and come up with a better way of contributing to the state’s Security Trust Fund.
The Forum commended Governor Yahaya Bello’s efforts in confronting the security challenges in the state.
It would be recalled that a total of 16 bank robberies were recorded across various banks in Kogi state between 2011-January 2015, a situation which the present administration has brought under control.