The management of Fidelity Bank Plc has donated N10 million to the Kano State Government for the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Hassan Imam, Executive Director, Northern operation of the bank, who presented the cheque on Friday in Kano, said the gesture was part of the bank’s social responsibility and contribution to the fight against the dreaded disease.
Imam, who lauded the commitment of the state government, said the gesture would go a long way in supporting the fight against the pandemic.
He assured the state government that the bank would be an active partner in the fight against the virus and called for a concerted effort by all stakeholders.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who received the cheque, thanked the management of the bank for the donation.
Ganduje said the N10 million would go a long way in complementing ongoing efforts by the state government in containing the virus.
The governor advised other organisations to emulate the bank, while assuring that the donation would be judiciously utilised.
Meanwhile, the governor also received Personal Protective Equipment from the Chinese Business Community in Kano.
The leader of the delegation, Zhiu Bin, who presented the items, said the PPE would help the state government in combating the virus.
The items donated included 5,000 test kits, 126,000 disposable protective mask, 660 protective clothes, 660 face shield and 1,800 KN 95 mask.