Corporate Responsibility in Action: Access Bank Rebuilds Lagos State Facility

…By for TDPel Media. Access Bank’s Exemplary Corporate Social Responsibility: Rebuilding Lagos State’s Vehicle Inspection Service Office


Commitment to Social Responsibility: Access Bank Praised for Reconstruction Efforts

The Lagos State Government has lauded Access Bank Plc for its exceptional dedication in rebuilding the Vehicle Inspection Service Office, which was destroyed by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest in 2020.

At the commissioning of the facility located at the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) Headquarters in Ojodu, Berger, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transportation, Engr. Abdulhafiz Toriola, commended Access Bank’s initiative as part of its Employee Volunteering Scheme, showcasing the true essence of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).


A Shining Example of Synergy: Government and Corporate Collaboration

The partnership between Access Bank and the Lagos State Government goes beyond restoring a crucial government asset.

It serves as a beacon of hope for Lagosians, highlighting how government and corporate entities can join forces to address societal challenges holistically and make a positive impact in society.

Such collaborative efforts demonstrate the power of synergizing resources and expertise for the greater good.

Enhancing Efficiency: A Facility with Purpose


The rebuilt VIS Annex Office complex will undoubtedly enhance the productivity and efficiency of the Vehicle Inspection Service.

Engr. Abdulhafiz Toriola reassured the public that the State Government is committed to taking full ownership of the facility, ensuring its proper maintenance and protection for the benefit of all Lagosians.

Acknowledging Resilience: A Testament to Unity and Support

Engr. Akin-George Fashola, the Director of Vehicle Inspection Service in Lagos State, expressed profound gratitude to Access Bank for its benevolence and unwavering support throughout the rebuilding process.

Despite the challenges posed by the #EndSARS protest and the subsequent destruction of the office premises, the indomitable spirit of unity and support prevailed, leading to the successful reconstruction.


A Commitment to Giving Back: Access Bank’s Community Service

In her statement, Mrs. Iyabo Soji-Okusanya, the Executive Director of Access Bank, emphasized the bank’s primary objective of giving back to society through community service.

The reconstruction project commenced promptly in 2020, showcasing the bank’s dedication to community development and nation-building.

Looking Ahead: Paving the Way for Future Collaborations

As Access Bank officially handed over the project to the State Government, Mrs. Iyabo Soji-Okusanya expressed gratitude to the VIS Directorate for their seamless support during the rebuilding process.


She assured that Access Bank remains committed to similar collaborations in the future, continuing their efforts to contribute positively to society.


The collaboration between Access Bank Plc and the Lagos State Government exemplifies the power of corporate social responsibility and how it can bring about significant positive change in society.

By rebuilding the Vehicle Inspection Service Office, Access Bank has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to community development, while the Lagos State Government’s acceptance of the facility underscores their dedication to providing essential services to the people.

Together, they stand as a shining example for other corporate entities and governments to follow, working hand in hand to build a stronger and more resilient community.


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