Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, all hands have been on deck to ensure that we defeat this novel virus. Organizations across the country, including our very own Board Members, have taken the bull by the horn by contributing their quota to ameliorating this problem and cushioning the effect for members of the public.
FirstBank Nigeria partnered with Lagos State Government to provide one million digital devices to aid the teaching of students in Lagos State. Prior to this partnership, FBN donated the sum of N1billion towards the joint effort by the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) to rapidly expand the health facilities; especially Testing, Isolation, treatment and the provision of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facilities pivotal to controlling the spread and importantly, treating individuals diagnosed with COVID- 19.
Another JA Nigeria Board Member, The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), donated a sum of N200million to support current effort of the Nigerian government towards curbing the spread of Corona Virus in the country. Also worthy of note is the Private Sector Coalition Against Coronavirus (CACOVID) initiative, which is led by Aliko Dangote, through the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) and Herbert Wigwe of Access Bank and is backed by Zenith Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) among others.
Channels Television on one hand has kept the populace informed with developments about the virus as well as enlightening the society on safety precautions.
Verraki Africa and Agile Communications have donated towards relief efforts by Project Ark – a nonprofit that feeds the vulnerable using a technology – enabled solution for getting food to those who need it during this COVID – 19 period and even beyond.
Citi, Schlumberger, Deloitte and Sigma Pensions have remained committed to ensuring that JA Nigeria continues to function in equipping young people with entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy skills.
We thank you for all you do.