Dangote, Emir Sanusi attend Access Bank polo event
The Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II and Africa’s leading industrialist, Aliko Dangote, and Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, are expected to attend the 11th edition of the Access Bank Polo event in Lagos Saturday.
The 11th edition of the Access Bank Polo Day celebrates 11 years of partnership between UNICEF and Access Bank on the Corporate Social Responsibility space in Nigeria.
The partnership has so far been responsible for the construction of several schools in the country.
Before now the prestigious 2018 UNICEF Charity Shield polo tourney climaxed in a cliff-hanging triumph for Abuja based Rubicon and Kangimi/ A-Plus polo teams as they emerged champions, winning the Charity Shield, Access Bank Cup and Cup respectively.
The tournament consisted of 15 teams with players coming from as far as Argentina and South Africa and top Nigerian players saw three great finals in the low, medium and high-goal categories. All the fiercely contested finals which ended with narrow victories were described polo buffs as some of the most in exciting finals of the Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield polo series.
A Ten Million Nair donation by Access Bank, A special Children Day celebration and the royal participation of Emir of Zaria, HRH Shehu Idris highlighted the prestigious 2018 charity polo tournament that inaugurated in 2003 as the first ever charity polo event geared toward alleviating the plight of Children.
Since its inauguration, Access Bank and Fifth Chukker Polo &Country Resort in Kaduna have raised over One Hundred Million (N100,000,000) for UNICEF in support of its projects in aid of the education and wellbeing of vulnerable Children in Kaduna.
Chief Executive Officer of Bank Plc, Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe who made the donation in support of UNICEF campaign against HIV/AIDS pandemic among Nigerian children, said that the bank is maintaining its yearly donation of N10m in supporting UNICEF towards its projects for orphans and vulnerable children.
“We have been working in Kaduna, in collaboration with Fifth Chukker Polo & Country Resort and UNICEF to elevate quality of lives. We need to do a lot more in support of these orphans and vulnerable children to enable them to look forward to a better tomorrow,” the Access bank boss added.
Leighton Kings who won the UNICEF Charity Shield Cup last year, were clearly the team to beat, but it’s not to be as many times finalist Abuja Rubicon turned their nearly record in the vent o glittering gold for their first Charity Shield tile after years of playing the finals.