From Haruna Aliyu Usman, Birnin Kebbi
Fidelity Bank has lent it’s support to the Kebbi State Government in its efforts to contain the scourge of COVID -19 pandemic in the state, with a donation of N 5million.
The bank, on Tuesday, donated the money, in support of the provision of palliatives to vulnerable persons suffering hardship arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Cheque for the amount was presented to the Chief of Staff, Government House, Alhaji Suleiman Muhammad Argungu, by the Regional Manager of the Bank, Mallam Salihu Jibrin, at the Government House, Birnin Kebbi.
He assured the state government that, the bank would be an active partner in the fight against the dreaded Coronvirus disease by providing more possible assistance.
“Although the donation of five million naira by the bank could be described as a token, it would aid ongoing efforts by the state government in containing the COVID-19 scourge,” he stated.
Responding, the Chief of Staff, Suleiman Muhammad Argungu, thanked Fidelity Bank for the invaluable gesture.
He said that, all donations received from various sources were handed over to the state Task Force on COVID-19, for proper management.
He commended the Chairman of the Task Force on COVID -19, Commissioner for Health, Jafar Muhammed and his team, for doing a marvelous job in curbing the spread of the dreaded disease as well as providing treatment to persons who have tested positive for the disease.
The Branch Manager, Fidelity Bank, Birnin Kebbi, Musa Isa and the Branch Manager, Sokoto, Bello Aliyu, accompanied the Regional Manager to the Government House, Birnin Kebbi, for the presentation of the donation.