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NDIC contributes N1bn to Coronavirus relief fund

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The Board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has approved the immediate release of the sum of N1 billion to the COVID-19 Relief Fund being put together by the federal government to fight the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

The Bankers Committee led by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at its emergency Tele Conference call meeting held on Monday, 30th March 2020, announced that the Committee and the private sector had set up an account at the CBN under the auspices of the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19.

The Fund receives contributions from individuals as well as corporate organisations to complement the efforts of the Federal Government as it strives to contain the spread of the pandemic in Nigeria.

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A statement signed Sunday Oluyemi, director, communication and public affairs, stated that in approving NDIC’s contribution to the COVID-19 Relief Fund, the board of the corporation acknowledged that it was not only consistent with its policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), it also noted that the proceeds would be utilised in the provision of equipment and urgently needed medical facilities throughout the nation.

This will include the procurement of testing kits, isolation, and treatment centres, as well as the provision of Intensive Care Units, and molecular testing labs wherever required.