The management of the EcoBank Plc yesterday donated food items to support the Osun State government in its bid to mitigate the effects of the lockdown in the state. The Eco-Bank Head of Sales, Agric-business, Mr. Donald Abe, while delivering the food items to the officials of the state government, said the gesture was aimed at complementing the efforts of the government at this critical time. He said the organisation was motivated to reciprocate the warm relationship it enjoyed with the government over the years.
Abe, who led other officials of the bank to Osun on the delivery, commended the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for creating an enabling environment for the business, commerce and industry to grow.
He said: “On behalf of the executive team of Eco-Bank, we have seen this gesture as a corporate social responsibility to support the state government in its efforts to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
“We are aware of the lockdown in the state and we have come to deliver 5kg of 1000 bags of rice and 5kg of 560 bags of Gari as a token to complement the efforts of the state government at this critical moment. “No doubt, the state government of Osun has done a lot for us and for the people of the state and this is a little way to reciprocate the kind gesture that we have received from the state government.” Receiving the food items, the Commissioner for Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Adedayo Adewole, lauded the management of EcoBank on the gesture, describing it as timely and worthwhile.