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Keystone Bank pledges N1bn to strengthen fight against coronavirus

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As part of a robust effort to combat the deadly coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria, the management of Keystone Bank today announced the donation of N1 billion for the purchase of relief materials, critical care facilities and protective gear to contain the spread of the virus.

The pledge was made during the Bankers’ Committee meeting held recently to

support the Central Bank of Nigeria in its bid to raise funds for the fight against coronavirus pandemic through the newly-formed Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Committee against COVID-19.

 In a press statement, the Acting Managing Director, Mr. Olaniran Olayinka explained that the decision to make the 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 we operate.

 “What we have is a situation that calls for an 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”.

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