As part of its corporate social responsibility, Wema Bank of Nigeria has commenced the distribution of relief materials to indigenes in affected states in the country in other to ease the burden on government and other corporate donors.
The materials according to the bank will serve as a palliative measure to help lessen the plight of vulnerable members of the society who were ordered to stay at home as part of precautionary measures to flatten the curve of the spread of COVID-19 in the affected states and the country as a whole.
According to Ademola Adebise, managing director, chief executive officer, this is the time to act in joining forces with the government and relevant agencies in fighting the pandemic.
He said, “As a bank, we understand that there is no better time than now to support the government in fighting this pandemic, 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.”
Also, Funmilayo Falola, head, Brand and Marketing Communication, commended health workers who are in the front line combating the virus by administering medication, providing medical care and support to patients who were tested positive for their bravery relentlessness.
She, therefore urged members of the public to obey the restriction order and observe the simple rules of hygiene outlined by the health authorities so as to prevent being contacted by infected persons.
“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.
“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,” she said.
Falola admonished customers of the bank to carry out any financial transaction via its optimised mobile banking platforms for seamless banking operations.
“Customers can purchase unlimited airtime and data on our ALAT banking app. They can pay bills, subscribe their Cable TV and transfer funds.
“*945# is our speedy and safe USSD for quick and easy transactions – airtime, data, and utility bills as well as Cable-TV subscriptions,” she added.