COVID-19: Wizkid applauds UBA Group for ₦5 Billion donation to fight against pandemic in Africa
COVID-19: We’ll get through this! Wizkid assures fans.
Afrobeat singer Wizkid has hinted that one of his brands has donated a huge amount of money to support in acquiring more kits and medical equipment to fight the Covid-19 in Africa.
The singer sounded very excited as he shared this on his twitter page, with encouraging words from him. Although the singer did not mention the name of the brand, this may be due to keeping things private and exclusive.
Another amazing brand I work with will be providing funds for test kits and medical equipments to fight Covid-19 in Africa! We’ll get through this!
However, many believed it has to do with his endorsement deal with one of the commercial banks in Nigeria, UBA Group. The bank through its official foundation recently posted via Twitter donating ₦5 billion (USD14 million) for Africa to fight against the pandemic.
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.
The UBA support programme will be allocated as follows:
- N1 billion (USD2.8 million) to Lagos State Government in Nigeria
- N500 million (USD1.4 million) to Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
- N1 billion (USD2.8 million) to the remaining 35 states in Nigeria
- N1.5 billion (USD4.2 million) to UBA’s presence countries in Africa
- Free Telemedicine Call Centre facility.
The pan-African bank will fund a medical centre immediately in Lagos, Nigeria, with beds for isolation and ICU facilities, managed and operated in partnership with Heirs Holdings’ healthcare subsidiary, Avon Medical Hospital.
In addition, UBA is providing a free telemedicine platform, that is physician-led, to provide direct access to medical advice to citizens, in compliance with social distancing requirements.