UBA donates N5bn to combat COVID-19 in Africa


United Bank for Africa (UBA) on Thursday said it will donate five billion naira towards Africa’s response against the coronavirus pandemic.

The pan-continental financial institution will make the donations through its nonprofit arm, UBA Foundation.

The donation comes after the Dangote Foundation pledged N200 million to Nigeria’s effort against the virus.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has also pledged a N50 million relief fund.

UBA said the donation will “provide significant and much-needed support to Nigeria and 19 other African countries, by supplying relief materials, critical care facilities, and financial support to Governments.”