Ecobank Group contributesUS$ 3Mn in Africa to support the fight against #COVID-19
LOME, Togo, April 20, 2020/ — Ecobank Group , the Pan African Bank, has contributed about US$3 million to the fight against COVID-19 across its footprint in 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 AYEYEMI, 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. “
The bank says that, it is closely following guidance from WHO and government agencies to to look after the well being of its staff and customers.
“We are encouraging virtual/remote working, wherever possible and have since suspended physical gatherings, 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. We continue to promote good hygiene and health measures within our offices and externally using our social media platforms to sensitize the public on preventive measures needed at this critical period,”AYEYEMI noted.
Ecobank’s ATMs and call centres remain open 24/7 and full range of banking services are available via its digital platforms for all category of customers.