The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria has made a donation of the sum of N20 million to the Lagos State Government to support its efforts in containing the spread corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic .
According to the statement by the Registrar/Chief Executive of the Institute, Mr. Seye Awojobi, FCIB, on behalf of the Governing Council, as a Not-for-Profit membership organisation, the Institute is fully committed towards ensuring a safe and sound economy as well as supporting all its stakeholders to achieve a healthy and sustainable development of the Country. While noting that the donation was a token of its support towards the State Government’s response to the pandemic, it is believed that It would booster the pool of fund available to the state which would go a long way in the provision of the much-needed essential materials and important medical equipment .
The Statement applauded President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR , President and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces and Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu, the Governor of Lagos State for leading the charge to manage the challenging situation, most especially the measures taken so far to stop the spread of the virus in the country.
The Institute also commended the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, FCIB, CON and all the banks, who are corporate members of the Institute, for their generous donation towards curtailing the pandemic in Nigeria and also call on its teaming individual members to comply with all rules and precautionary measures issued by the government and health authorities to avoid further spread of the virus..
Meanwhile, the Institute also used the opportunity to commiserate with the Lagos State on the explosion and fire incident that occurred in the Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State on March 15, 2020 and claimed some lives and destroyed several properties.