COVID-19: FirstBank Donates N1 Billion To Tackle Surge


Foremost financial institution, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has donated a whopping sum of N1billion to fight the widespread of Coronavirus in Nigeria. The donation is toward the joint effort by the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID).

The bank made the announcement through the MD/CEO, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, he said; “The donation is to rapidly expand health facilities; especially for testing, isolation and treatment, in the fight against COVID-19. It is also for the provision of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facilities pivotal to controlling the spread, and importantly, treating individuals diagnosed with COVID- 19.”

“The donation is in addition to the bank’s drive to move one million children to e-learning, together with an early partner ‘Roducate’ as recommended by the Ministry of Education, Lagos State.”

“We have also reiterated its preparedness to provide essential banking services through its alternative channels to customers in line with the 14-day stay home directive for Lagos, Ogun and Abuja.”

“We promise to continue to look at all areas of intervention where our business infrastructure, reach, digital platforms and other natural strengths lie and can be deployed to further support all efforts for Nigerians; young and old alike.”

“To that end, we will continue to communicate ways in which we can do more together. We thank our community of friends, customers and other stakeholders who have continued to send us ideas and initiatives and are gladdened at the solidarity we see as Nigerians come together to tackle this under one umbrella.”

“Please stay safe and let’s work together to flatten the curve.”

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