Keystone Bank pledges N1 billion to boost fight against coronavirus
Acting Managing Director of the Bank, Mr. Olaniran Olayinka in a statement explained that the decision to pledge is part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility
The management of Keystone Bank has announced the donation of N1 billion for the purchase of relief materials, critical care facilities and protective gear as Nigeria battles the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The pledge was made during the Bankers’ Committee meeting held recently to support the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) through the newly-formed Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Committee against COVID-19.
Corporate Social Responsibility of the Bank towards the Pandemic
Acting Managing Director of the Bank, Mr. Olaniran Olayinka in a statement explained that the decision to pledge is part of the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility pillar to provide an enabling environment by improving the well-being and health of the communities wherein it operates.
“What we have is a situation that calls for inclusive support for humanity. A time that all hands must be on deck to support the assiduous effort the government is making to manage the situation. The decision to support the government’s effort is consistent with our unshakable resolve to promote health initiatives which is very key pillar in our corporate social responsibility plans.
“It is also crucial in our role as a signatory to the principles of responsible banking by the United Nations Environment Finance Initiative working to achieve a sustainable future.”
“At Keystone Bank, we remain firmly committed to our promise of supporting Nigerians to thrive and this means for us showing up when it matters most. For us, this is one of such moments.”
Olayinka expressed optimism that the current pandemic will soon be a thing of the past.
“I am very confident that the currently prevailing health challenge will soon be an episode in the footnote of our history; We have the capable human resources, the will of the part of the government and the support of every Nigerian to end the pandemic at the earliest possible time.”