By Onuminya Innocent
As part of its corporate social responsibility, Fidelity Bank Plc has supported the Kebbi State Government in the fight against the coronavirus with N5 million.
The bank made the donation yesterday. It stated that the sum would go a long way in providing palliatives to vulnerable persons.
The cheque was presented to the Chief of Staff Government House, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad Argungu, by the Regional Manager of the Bank, Mallam Salihu Jibrin, at Government House, Birnin Kebbi.
He assured the state government that, the bank would be an active partner in the fight against the virus by providing more possible assistance.
“Although the donation of N5 million by the bank could be described as a token, it would aid ongoing efforts by the state government in containing the Covid-19 scourge,” he stated.
Argungu, thanked Fidelity Bank for the invaluable gesture, on behalf of Governor Atiku Bagudu and Kebbi state government.
He said all donations received from various sources had been handed over to the state taskforce on Covid-19.
He commended Chairman of the taskforce, who is the Commissioner for Health, Jafar Muhammed and his team for their efforts in curbing the spread of the virus disease.
The Branch Manager, Fidelity Bank, Birnin Kebbi, Musa Isa and the Branch Manager, Sokoto, Bello Aliyu, accompanied the Regional Manager to the Government House, Birnin Kebbi, for the historic presentation of the donation.