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COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by NwekeUG(m): 3:15pm On Mar 26
United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) today announced a donation of over 5 billion naira (USD14 million), through the UBA Foundation, to catalyse a comprehensive pan-African response to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

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. The UBA support programme will be allocated as follows:

N1 billion (USD2.8 million) to Lagos State Government in Nigeria.

N500 million (USD1.4 million) to Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

N1 billion (USD2.8 million) to the remaining 35 states in Nigeria.

N1.5 billion (USD4.2 million) to UBA’s presence countries in Africa.

N1 billion (USD2.8 million) for Medical Centres with equipment and supplies
Free Telemedicine call centre facility.


The pan-African bank will fund a medical centre immediately in Lagos, Nigeria, with beds for isolation and ICU facilities, managed and operated in partnership with Heirs Holdings’ healthcare subsidiary, Avon Medical Hospital.

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

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

We commend the efforts of governments and we are keen to partner and contribute our resources to the collective effort, that will ensure the response to the pandemic is swift and effective’.

Operating in 20 African countries and globally in the United Kingdom, the United States and France, the United Bank for Africa has a strong record of supporting its communities, through challenging times.
https://twitter.com/UBAGroup/status/1243128808129126400?s=19

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by futuregovernor: 3:20pm On Mar 26
Useless gift. Why not give the money to poor Nigerian, civil servant!

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by bigiyaro(m): 3:23pm On Mar 26
who did they give the money to? should have just keep the money and distribute to small scale businesses and market women after the virus shit is over.

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by nnatobryno(m): 3:25pm On Mar 26
audio money lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by GentRoyal: 3:27pm On Mar 26
Hoax

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by truthfulparrot(m): 3:37pm On Mar 26
At least Tony is one rich Nigerian with conscience. He is giving back to the society with the porous financial system that has made it possible for people like him to make so much money.
Banks in Nigeria are corporate scammers.
They make huge profits from illegal and excess deductions from the accounts of helpless Nigerians. They are also taking advantage of the CBN Voodoo exchange rate system to make billions of naira.
Banks are the major problem with Nigeria. They refused to lend to the SME sector and they charge ridiculous interest rates and yet they will declare billions of Naira in profit every year.

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by HsLBroker(m): 3:44pm On Mar 26
bigiyaro:
who did they give the money to? should have just keep the money and distribute to small scale businesses and market women after the virus shit is over.

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by Leezah(f): 3:49pm On Mar 26
cheesy
Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by Imperare(f): 3:49pm On Mar 26
Long live Africa
Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by Onyekachi419(f): 3:49pm On Mar 26
Abeg were all this money they enter self shocked

Person don suppose to Dey get alert.

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by Onebottle: 3:49pm On Mar 26
This is great
Really great

But come o. Who dem give the money

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by alienvirus: 3:49pm On Mar 26
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said

"If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it; but if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place."

If mankind had adhered to this advice, the whole world won't be in this mess. Yet, it is the solution adopted by everyone.

For those that are not happy that the message was from the noblest of mankind, you can do yourself a good by kissing a high tension.

#PEPPPERDEM

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by SoftP(m): 3:49pm On Mar 26
nnatobryno:
audio money lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
bigiyaro:
who did they give the money to? should have just keep the money and distribute to small scale businesses and market women after the virus shit is over.
futuregovernor:
Useless gift. Why not give the money to poor Nigerian, civil servant!

Most of these persons are on borrowed airtime; yet they still won’t appreciate the simple gift from a golden heart.

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:49pm On Mar 26
Nice one Mr Tony
Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by aragonchuks(m): 3:50pm On Mar 26
You have done the chase , taken the risk now it is time to give back to the community that helped you achieve that success.. God bless you Tony Elumelu , God bless UBA

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by Hausaboy239(m): 3:50pm On Mar 26
Nice move, May God bless him!

But let him just credit 10k to everyone having an account with his bank, that way it will touch more lives than this $5billion that will become Audio money!

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by themonk(m): 3:50pm On Mar 26
futuregovernor:
Useless gift. Why not give the money to poor Nigerian, civil servant!
Are you mentally stable?

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by BiggestGurl19(f): 3:50pm On Mar 26
Na so these people get money

Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by TuneChi369(m): 3:50pm On Mar 26
Nice
Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by monichannel: 3:50pm On Mar 26
Good job boss
Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by shogz89: 3:50pm On Mar 26
futuregovernor:
Useless gift. Why not give the money to poor Nigerian, civil servant!
how much have you given to the poor?

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by iCauseTrouble: 3:50pm On Mar 26
sad
Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by ddippset(m): 3:50pm On Mar 26
angry
Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by 16yearsold: 3:50pm On Mar 26
I have a feeling this corona virus we leave Nigeria just like ebola
Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by Sunxhub: 3:51pm On Mar 26
Now those blind Christians are like
If you give, don’t let another know.
See ehn people are naturally stupid I swear


Now after isolating there selves and family

They will subscribe the SIM card and drop a social media message to the world talking about faith and courage without any single donation to help mankind

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by MrImole: 3:51pm On Mar 26
This is a welcome development.

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by Sheriman(m): 3:51pm On Mar 26
But unfortunately, This money will end in ASO ROCK.

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Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by 16yearsold: 3:51pm On Mar 26
Thank God
Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by dasanchez1(m): 3:51pm On Mar 26
bigiyaro:
who did they give the money to? should have just keep the money and distribute to small scale businesses and market women after the virus shit is over.
Re: COVID-19: UBA Donates ₦5 Billion For African Fight Against Pandemic by Leezah(f): 3:51pm On Mar 26
This should be appreciated by the government and also reduce the tax to be paid by UBA in subsequent years to come. Thank you so much Elumelu this is time for churches and other philantropist should donate. In period like this we need volunteers
1. Reduce electricity and water tariffs for the period of lockdown( if that becomes inevitable).
2. Reduce data and call charges across all networks.
3. Possibly reduce fuel prices further because you hardly have light in Nigeria


Please whatever you do, dont handover the money to the FG. They will convert it for personal use!

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