United Bank of Africa (UBA) today, announced the donation of over N5 billion, through the Tony Elumelu Foundation, to assist Nigeria and Africa as a whole in the fight against coronavirus.
A statement released by the foundation, revealed that the donation will cover Nigeria and 19 other African countries within which the pan-African Bank operates.
The foundation also revealed that the UBA support programme will be allocated as follows:
• N1 billion (U$D2.8 million) to Lagos State Government in Nigeria
• N500 million (U$D1.4 million) to Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
• N1 billion (U$D2.8 million) to the remaining 35 states in Nigeria
• N1.5 billion (U$D4.2 million) to UBA’s presence countries in Africa
• Free Telemedicine Call Centre facility
The bank also added that it will provide a free telemedicine platform which will provide citizens with access to medical advice on social distancing from top notch physicians.
According to the statement the chairman of UBA group, Tony O. Elumelu, said that;
“This is a time when we must all play our part,
“This global pandemic must bring citizens, governments and business leaders together – and quickly.
“As we see a rapidly increasing number of cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria and Africa, the private sector has to work hand in hand with various Governments, in stemming the spread of the global pandemic.”