One of the leading financial institutions in Nigeria, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc has rewarded its innovative customers with a whopping sum of N15 million in its “Rise Above The Pandemic Challenge”.
The Bank’s Head, Corporate Communication and Marketing, Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem, speaking on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer, Emeka Emuwa on Friday, July 10th, 2020 during an online press briefing, said;
“For four weeks, Union Bank has selected 10 of the most inspiring stories to share and reward the selected stories with N250,000 to support the work which the promoters are doing to support the ‘Rise Above The Pandemic’ initiative.”
“The objective of the initiative is “to shine the spotlight on you, our customers, who are doing all you can to rise above this pandemic. Are you innovative, charitable, creative and resourceful, take up the challenge, we want to hear your story.”
” The remote working arrangement instituted in the wake of the pandemic has been a success as we continue to deliver value to stakeholders.”
“Since March 2020, over 70 per cent of the bank’s workforce have been working from home. Our branches have remained open and fully operational to serve customers during these Covid-19 crises.”
“We have essentially activated our flexible work policy for those employees who could still perform their duties remotely. The bank will continue to assess the situation and make necessary adjustments as events unfold.”
“The bank branches are now operating under a heightened hygiene protocol, all in a bid to ensure safe banking halls for all. When the world started to recognise that the COVID-19 is a big issue, we set up a taskforce headed by the Managing Director and this helped Union Bank to stay ahead of the curve.”
“Recently, we donated N300 million as part of our approach to tackle the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria. We have also contributed N250 million into the fund set up by the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19.”
“In addition, we have made a further donation of N50 million to the Lagos State Covid-19 Emergency Food Response programme which was set up to support low income families who will be directly impacted by the state-wide restrictions in place to limit the spread of the disease. Lagos State currently has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria.”
“The fight against Covid-19 requires all hands-on deck with close collaboration between the public and private sector. Union Bank is committed to supporting Nigeria’s response to ensure the country avoids a pandemic”.