DBN Donates N100m To Fight COVID-19
Development Bank of Nigeria Plc says it has donated N100m to COVID-19 fight.
A statement said the bank is a development finance institution, established by the Federal Government in collaboration with global development partners to address the major financing challenges facing Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive of the bank, Tony Okpanachi, stated that this was a demonstration of the bank’s commitment to the COVID-19 fight, which had infected over 2.6 million people globally.
While acknowledging the effort of the Federal Government he stated, “I wish to express the bank’s profound appreciation for the measures introduced by the Federal Government and the initiatives of mobilising resources towards controlling the spread of the disease in Nigeria.
“The donation is borne out of our sincere concern and commitment towards curtailing the spread of the deadly COVID-19 and finding a lasting solution to the pandemic,” he added.
Okpanachi described the Federal Government’s invitation to all Nigerians to support the fight against the pandemic as a clarion call that must be heeded for a better Nigeria.
He stated, “The fight against the coronavirus disease is indeed a fight for all of humanity and we must heed the clarion call to come together and demonstrate our commitment towards eradicating the deadly pandemic for a better, safer and more resilient Nigeria.
“Our prayers are with the infected persons, those who have lost their lives to the disease and their bereaved families, the medical personnel at the forefront of this battle, as well as, all those who are managing the efforts of the government in the fight against this pandemic.”