As part of their commitment towards enhancing the quality of health delivery in the country, the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) and MoneyGram International have donated a fully branded children playroom and Pediatric Centre to University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).
A statement from the bank at the weekend said that the donation was in commemoration of 15 years relationship between UBA and MoneyGram. It stated that both institutions plan to execute hospital based Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects in four regions namely Lagos (LUTH), Ibadan, Benin and Owerri.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony in Benin, Product Manager UBA MoneyGram, Mrs. Stella Okojie, described the bank as the pioneer and leading agent of MoneyGram in Nigeria.
While taking delivery of the play center, the Chief Medical Director, UBTH, Prof. Michael Ibadin, commended UBA and MoneyGram for the donation.
He added: “The relationship between UBTH and UBA had come a long way and dates back to the 80s when other banks were having their branches located around the popular Akpakpava and Ring road; UBA was the only bank that came toward UBTH.
“As a result of that we have very good relationship and we have worked very well since then and will continue to sustain the partnership.”
Director, Consumer Banking Group, UBA Plc, Mr Owoeye Ilesanmi, who led the UBA team said: “UBA cherished the relationship it had with UBTH and will continue to guard it jealously through excellent professional services and necessary support towards achieving the hospital’s goal of being a foremost center of excellence.”