As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Diamond Bank Plc has donated a vehicle and communication gadgets to the Lagos State Police Command to boost the command’s effort in containing crime and providing effective security for the state.
Speaking during the presentation of a Toyota Hilux van and sophisticated communication gadgets to the Command Headquarters in Lagos, Ayona Trimnell, Divisional Head, Corporate Communications of the Bank, stated that the donation is one of the ways that Diamond Bank gives back to the society. According to her, the aim of the donation is to contribute towards a better and well equipped Police force.
She said: “We believe that a better equipped Police will do a better job at containing crime and providing a more effective security in the society. Therefore, ensuring that the police force is better equipped should be the concern of every responsible citizen, and as a socially responsible corporate organization, we at Diamond Bank constantly strive to give back to the society in ways that impact positively”.
Speaking further, she said that the donation represents Diamond Bank’s token of appreciation to the Police Force for their patriotism and selfless service to the society while at the same time encouraging them to do even better.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni who received the vehicle and the other items on behalf of the command, stated that the gesture will go a long way in furthering the work of policing.
“We would like to appreciate Diamond Bank for this demonstration of excellent CSR. There is no doubt that these donations will surely go a long way in furthering our police duties. We are indeed very grateful to Diamond Bank for this gesture”.
He encouraged other corporate organizations to emulate Diamond Bank and assist the government in equipping the Police for better security in the state. The CP further advised financial institutions in the state to organize periodic training on security for their staff so as to keep them updated on personal and corporate security issues that might be of help to them in the course of discharging their duties.
In recognition of Diamond Bank’s outstanding work in CSR and creating shared value, the bank was recently awarded the “Best Corporate Steward” award at The 3rd CSR Nigeria Industry Award.