To catalyze a comprehensive pan-African response to the fight against the #Coronavirus pandemic, UBA will provide N5 billion to #COVID19 relief support across Africa through its UBA Foundation.

The donation will provide significant and much-needed support to Nigeria and 19 other African countries by supplying relief materials, critical care facilities, and financial support to Governments.

UBA support programme will be allocated as follows:

– N1 billion to Lagos, Nigeria

– N500 million to Abuja, Nigeria

– N1 billion to the remaining 35 states in Nigeria

– N1.5 billion to UBA’s presence countries in Africa

– N1 billion for Medical Centres with equipment & supplies

– Free Telemedicine call center facility

UBA will also fund a medical center immediately in Lagos, Nigeria, with beds for isolation & ICU facilities, managed & operated in partnership with Heirs Holdings healthcare subsidiary, #AvonMedicalHospital.

Also, UBA will provide a free telemedicine platform, that is physician-led, to provide direct access to medical advice to citizens, in compliance with social distancing requirements.

According to UBA Group Chairman, Dr. Tony O Elumelu (CON), ‘This is a time when we must all play our part. This global pandemic must bring citizens, governments & business leaders together – & quickly. As we see a rapidly increasing number of cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria & Africa, the private sector has to work hand in hand with various Governments, in stemming the spread”.

UBA commends the efforts of governments & is keen to partner & contribute their resources to the collective effort, that’ll ensure the response to the pandemic is swift & effective’.


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