The United Bank for Africa PLC, UBA, has supported the proactivity of the Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, on the Covid-19 scourge and other diseases in the State, even as it pledged continued support to the State Government.
In a statement sent to Page 36, by the office of the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, on Tuesday, 31st March, it was revealed that the Branch Controller of the Bank, Mr. Sam Agbo, eulogised Governor Umahi’s dogged determination and commitment to the fight against coronavirus scourge.
Mr. Agbo said that 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 the UBA Manager, Governor Umahi has demonstrated the capacity to handle the scourge, hence the support to ensure all necessary materials are provided to mitigate the scourge, 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.”
Commending the UBA for the donation, Governor David Umahi called on other organisations to emulate the humanitarian assistance from the UBA, and reiterated his commitments towards providing an enabling relationship with the donor.
Represented by the Speaker, Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonnaya Nwifuru, who assured that the money will immediately be used to procure medical materials for the Covid-19 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 you for taking this proactive measure.
“We are still looking for more funds, in order for us to work against Covid-19 in Ebonyi State.
“We say thank and God bless and your Bank, and give you the strength to continue to do more.”