Wema Bank Plc has made a financial donation to the Lagos State Government as part of its contribution to the victims of the recent pipeline explosion in Abule Ado community of Lagos State.
Accompanied by senior executive staff, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Wema Bank Plc, Ademola Adebise made the donation during a visit to the Lagos State Government House, Ikeja on Friday, March 20, 2020.
Adebise, who commended the state government for taking rapid efforts in providing relief for the victims of the tragic incidence, said it was necessary for the bank to support the effort of the government.
In his words, “while our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, those who lost their lives and those recuperating in the hospitals, we commiserate with them and have decided to contribute to the fund set up by the Lagos state government to help ameliorate the extent of damages caused by the explosion.”
In his response, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in thanking the bank for donating to the fund, commended its passion for socially responsible gestures and consistency in delivering digital-led solutions to individuals and businesses in the state.
Recall that on Monday, Mr Sanwo-Olu, while addressing journalists at the explosion site, revealed that a N2billion Abule Ado/Soba Emergency Relief Fund has been set up for victims of the explosion. He further solicited for support from all Nigerians including the private sector after disclosing that the state government had made an initial donation of N250 million to the fund.