In furtherance of its objectives and commitment to improving level of security in Ebonyi State in particular, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation has donated five security vehicles to the state government.
UBA Foundation is the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of UBA.
Presenting the vehicles which include four Toyota Hilux jeeps and a van at the government house premises in Abakaliki, a statement at the weekend quoted the Executive Director, East and Abuja, UBA, Mr. Dan Okeke, to have said that the donation was the bank’s contribution to improving the security situation in Ebonyi.
“We at UBA have appraised the security situation in Ebonyi State and decided to make a commitment of support by donating these security vehicles to boost government’s effort at creating a safe and secure environment for residents and businesses in the state. This is also in appreciation of the partnership that exists between UBA and Ebonyi State government,” he said.
Okeke, who led a team of top management staff of the Bank to make the presentation including Managing Director of UBA Foundation, Ijeoma Aso; Regional Bank Head, East Bank, Casmir Molokwu and Branch Manager of Abakaliki branch, Sam Agbo also thanked the state government for providing a conducive atmosphere for the bank to carry out its operations in the state.
In his response, Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi, who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Dave Umahi, assured that the vehicles would be used judiciously even as he urged other organisations to emulate the UBA arguing that the issue of security is everybody’s business and hence should not be left in the hands of government alone.