Lagos Gets Food Items From Ecobank Nigeria To Mitigate COVID-19 Effects

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Monday, received food items from the management of Ecobank Nigeria to support the government’s relief efforts to mitigate the effects of the lockdown arising from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on its citizens.
The governor who received the items through the Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, said Ecobank has always been a good corporate citizen of the state, assuring that the items would be deployed for the purpose they are meant.
“I want to place on record that as a government, we are pleased with Ecobank, the pan African bank for identifying with the good people of Lagos state at this moment of need. We will ensure the distribution is transparent and the items get to the indigent people who are vulnerable and therefore most affected by the lockdown.
“I enjoin Lagosians to continue in their cooperation with the state government’s several initiatives at checking the spread of the global pandemic such as the lockdown and social distancing campaign. There is light at the end of the tunnel,” he assured.
Speaking earlier, Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan who was represented by Head, Agribusiness, Moji Oguntoyinbo, said the donation is part of the bank’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to support those in need within the environment where the bank does business. He disclosed that the Bank is doing similar donations to other states across the country.

From left: Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya; Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal; Head, Agribusiness, Ecobank Nigeria, Moji Oguntoyinbo and Regional Head, Lagos Mainland, Ecobank Nigeria, Christopher Olusola during the presentation of food items by Ecobank Nigeria to the Lagos State Government in Ikeja on Monday, April 20, 2020.