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CSR: Access Bank Commissions Road Project In Oniru, Lagos

As part of its Corporate Social  Responsibility (CSR) initiative to its neighboring communities,  Access Bank Plc recently commissioned the Oniru road project which was jointly executed by the bank in partnership with the Lagos State government.

The project commissioning which was witnessed by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is part of the banks objective which is  aimed at ensuring hit-free flow of traffic  around  the Victoria Island- Lekki axis in Lagos.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (middle) flanked by his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat (4th left); Group Managing Director, Access Bank PLC, Mr. Herbert Wigwe (3rd left); Oniru of Iruland, Oba Omogbolahan Lawal (4th right); Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye (3rd right) and others, during the commissioning of the upgraded Victoria Island-Lekki Traffic Circulation Project in Oniru Axis on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

Following the movement of the bank’s corporate Head Office recently from  Danmole Street, Victoria island to Oniru, Access Bank undertook a feasibility study with a view to identify  how best to make for ease of movement in the traffic prone zone on the island.

Based on this,  the  Bank constructed new concrete-based road networks in the Oniru area as well as improved upon and expanded existing roads in the area to a reduce commute and travel time  by decongesting traffic bottlenecks in the area.

Speaking at the project commissioning, the Group Managing Director of the Bank, Mr Hubert Nwigwe said: “At the heart of Access Bank’s business operations is our commitment to offering ‘More’ to our customers and more extensively, positively affecting the communities in which we operate.  Our track record speaks for itself as we have successfully executed similar projects in Oyin Jolayemi Street, Danmole Street and other areas.”

Group Managing Director of the Bank, Mr Hubert Nwigwe

He added, that ”Indeed, community and social impact have become enshrined parts of our DNA as a Bank”We appreciate the Lagos State Government, led by Dr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for the incredible support received during the execution of this project. Our commitment to facilitating a greater Lagos will not end here and I am truly excited about the infrastructural, technological and social advancements that our partnership will foster.”

The Victoria Island and Lekki axis are two of the most commercial areas in Lagos State, witnessing a huge daily exchange of economic activities and as a result, commuters.  About 40% of the employed population in the formal sector in Lagos work in Victoria Island, and a good percentage of these workers have their offices situated around the Oniru axis.

Expressing optimism about how the new and expanded road network will impact the lives of workers and commuters in the region, the Lagos State Governor, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated that “I am glad that we achieved more than just creating a world-class road network. We have improved the drainage system of the community, reduced traffic and this has shown our drive to make the life of Lagosians easier.

I am absolutely delighted with Access Bank as they have continued to support Lagos State Government and working with us on numerous projects across the State. Herbert Wigwe and his team have worked really hard to bring this project to life and have supported us on other projects like this. We appreciate the Bank for its contribution to public infrastructure improvement”

The project was executed by renowned engineering firms, Craneburg Construction Company and Planet Projects Limited (PPL).

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