By David Uka, Abakaliki.
The United Bank for Africa PLC ,Abakaliki branch has donated N28.5 Million Naira to Ebonyi State Government in the fight against Coronavirus pandemic
Making the donation at the New Governor’s Lodge, Centenary City, Abakalikithe branch controller of the Bank, Mr Sam Agbo said the gesture
was part of their own contribution in support of the state government in the fight against Coronavirus pandemic and other related cases in the Sate.
He said they were pleased with the level of committments shown by Gov. David Umahi in the fight against Corona Virus scourge and pledged continued support to the state government.
He said Umahi’s timely response to the malaise should attract appropriate support by all kind-hearted organisations, this he said informed the donation of the sum of Twenty Eight Million and Five Hundred Thousand Naira Only by the Abakaliki branch of the bank.
According to him, Governor Umahi has demonstrated the capacity to handle the scourge hence the support to ensure all necessary materials are provided to mitigate the pandemic as part of its corporate social responsibility.
His words “With the effort, the state government is making, I believe we will fight this scourge”.
“I want to assure you here that the United Bank for Africa is committed to partnering with the government that will ensure your response to the pandemic is swift and effective.
“To this end, I am pleased to present to the state government the sum of Twenty Eight Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira only as our own contribution to the fight against this pandemic.
“We pray it does not get to Ebonyi State by the special grace of God.
Receiving the donation, Governor David Umahi thanked them and called on other organisations to emulate the humanitarian assistance from the UBA.
He reiterated his commitments towards providing enabling relationship with the donor.
Umahi who was represented by the Speaker, Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonnaya Nwifuru, assured that the money will immediately be used to procure medical materials for the COVID19 scourge.
“I am very grateful to the UBA for showing commitment to the donation of this money to the government.
“We appreciate it very well and we thank for taking this proactive measure.
“We are still looking for more fund in orde for us to work against COVID19 in Ebonyi State.
“We say thank and God bless and your bank and give you the strength to continue to do more”. He said.