Ecobank Group contributes $3million to fight Covid-19 in Africa

by MCR Correspondent

Ecobank Group, the Pan African Bank, has contributed the sum of $3 million to the fight against COVID-19 across Africa.

In line with its commitment to the continent, various contributions were made to support the efforts of governments, the World Health Organization as well as the private sector in alleviating the effect of the pandemic on the most vulnerable on the continent.

Ade Adeyemi, Group CEO, Ecobank Group said: “Covid-19 is a major global threat adversely affecting all countries and our home, Africa, is particularly vulnerable.”

“We believe in the importance of creating awareness in our communities, while also empowering them to protect themselves and their families as we battle the pandemic.

“We are particularly mindful of the needs of our communities and therefore focused on these to ensure positive impact both in our urban and rural areas,“ he added.

He also stated Ecobank was paying attention to the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on various customers and have taken the decision to alleviate some of the adverse impacts by making some bank charges free on our digital channels.

“We will continue to anticipate situations that may require our support as developments evolve,” he stated.

Ecobank has been encouraging virtual and remote working, wherever possible and have since suspended physical gatherings.

Its workers have been observing the required social and physical distancing in offices and branches which are open while also ensuring branches and ATMs are regularly disinfected across our network.

Ecobank’s ATMs and call centres remain open 24/7 and full range of banking services are available via our digital platforms for all category of customers.

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