Wema Bank Plc has started donating relief materials to affected states in Nigeria.
Alongside being a corporate social responsibility of the bank, the bank noted that relief materials would also serve as a palliative measure to help lessen the plight of vulnerable members of society during the pandemic, the bank explained in a statement.
The donation, which includes rice, cartons of vegetable oil and cartons of noodles, is aimed at complementing the effort of the government to cushion the effects of the lockdown.
“As a bank, we understand that there is no better time than now to support the government in fighting this pandemic”, MD/CEO Wema Bank, Mr Ademola Adebise added.
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He stressed that Wema Bank is, “taking responsibility to support the governments of the affected states in the belief that this is a collective fight”
“We also encourage Nigerians to do their respective bids to win the war against COVID-19,” he added.
According to Head, Brand and Marketing Communications, Wema Bank, Mrs Funmilayo Falola, “This is a trying time for human kind, but also a test of our resolve to unite, whether as individuals or organisations, in this common fight.”
Commending the response of health workers across the country, Falola explained that, “while the rest of us keep to the stay-at-home rule and practice social distancing, health workers are making the sacrifice of treating patients and helping to disinfect markets and other structures nationwide.
“They are the frontline soldiers in a war that threatens all of us and we praise and appreciate their devotion to duty.”