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UBA Group Donates N5bn To African Countries As COVID-19 Relief Support

UBA Group via a press release announced that it will be providing a sum of N5 billion to some African countries as relief support in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.


It made the announcement via a press release and its official Twitter handle. The banking group that operates in about 20 African countries also gave a breakdown of how it will go about supporting Africa as a whole. First stating the scope of the scheme, it said:


“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.”


According to its breakdown, N2.5 billion is allocated to Nigeria. Lagos State, which has recorded the highest number of cases, will be getting N1 billion while Abuja the nation’s capital will receive N500 million. The remaining N1 billion will be shared to the remaining 35 states in Nigeria.


Also, it mentioned that N1.5 billion will be distributed among all other African countries that UBA Group is present in. Meanwhile, N1 billion will be for Medical Centres with equipment & supplies.

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In addition to these monetary contributions, the banking giant also said in a tweet:



This is not all. UBA Group promises to provide a free telemedicine platform. A physician will be in charge of this. Its job is to give citizens direct access to medical advice in compliance with social distancing requirements.


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Tony Elumelu says UBA Group has to do its part in the COVID-19 struggle.


The Chairman of UBA Group Tony O. Elumelu had stated: “This is a time when we must all play our part”.


Many other Nigerian personalities have stepped up on social media to help people lighten their burden. Douglas Jack Agu, better known by his stage name Runtown is one such person. The musician pledged N10 million support, divided into N20,000 units, and has been sharing it to people on Twitter since Thursday 26th March 2020.


UBA Group’s COVID-19 relief support has received lots of commendations from many. Ayodeji Balogun, popularly called Wizkid had praised this effort, he tweeted:



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Onwuasoanya Obinna

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