Wema Bank Plc is donating relief materials to states affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The donation, which includes bags of 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.
Alongside being a corporate social responsibility of the bank, the relief materials will also serve as a palliative measure to help lessen the plight of vulnerable members of society during the pandemic.
Wema bank CEO comment on the donation (covid-19)
“As a bank, we understand that there is no better time than now to support the government in fighting this pandemic”, Managing Director/CEO Wema Bank, Ademola Adebise said.
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, Mrs 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 front-line soldiers in a war that threatens all of us and we praise and appreciate their devotion to duty.”
Since the outbreak of the virus in Nigeria, Wema Bank has consistently championed a robust drive the flatten the curve with repeated communications urging their customers, staff, stakeholders and other members of the public to take precautionary measures using its social media channels.