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Uzoka Lights Up UBA Foundation Garden Ahead Of Yuletide

Caption: Group Head, Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC), United Bank for Africa Plc, Prince Ayewoh; Group Head, Personal Banking and Retail Liabilities, Ogechi Altraide; Deputy Managing Director, Oliver Alawuba; Group Managing Director/CEO, United Bank for Africa Plc, Kennedy Uzoka; Executive Director, Chiugo Ndubisi;  CEO, UBA Foundation, Bola Atta;  Head, Commercial and Corporate Banking, Muyiwa Akinyemi; and Head of Operations, Alex Alozie, at the  2021 Christmas and New Year Light-Up Ceremony of UBA Foundation, Garden, by  UBA Foundation at Marina, Lagos on Friday.

The United Bank for Africa, through its UBA Foundation, at the weekend held a lights up ceremony, led by the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Kennedy Uzoka who was joined by other key management staff and some customers of the bank.

Uzoka who is also chairman of  the foundation noted that giving back was the main tenet of the UBA Foundation, following which it has “over the years, engaged in various activities aimed at appreciating our host communities all around Africa and especially in countries where we operate and so for us, these lights symbolise hope for the future and all the goodness it will bring into people’s lives.”

Continuing, he said “it is hard to believe that we have been in this pandemic for almost two years. People have lost friends and family members and businesses decimated by the effects of the pandemic. There has been a general feeling of hopelessness but our desire is to fill people’s lives with hope once again.”

The CEO, UBA Foundation, Mrs Bola Atta, said the ceremony was important for the Foundation, as it “goes beyond lighting up the Marina and adorning the streets with beautiful colours. It reminds us as an institution of our promise to continue to touch lives and treat our communities with kindness.

“We are living in very difficult times and a little gesture to put a smile on even one face goes a very long way. We should all endeavour to do whatever we can, within our power, to uplift others,” she stressed.

The UBA Foundation, according to a statement, has been very active in combating the spread of Covid -19 across Africa as the bank did not waste any time at the start of the pandemic, donating over $14m  to its communities across Africa to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year, the Foundation said it plans to feed tens of thousands of people across Africa through its annual Foodbank initiative where food, hygiene products and other gifts items are handed over to those who have less, especially during the festive season.

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