CORONAVIRUS: GTB Takes the lead, provides 100-capacity isolation centre
By Uche Ajayi
Guaranttee Trust Bank, (GTB) has taken the lead in corporate responsibility in Nigeria as the battle against Coronavirus intensifies across over 190 countries.
On Tuesday, GTB said it has provided 100-bed space for Nigerians who need CONVID-19 medicare.
In a statement made available to Irohinoodua and signed by the bank’s Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) Segun Agbaje the bank said the centre will be at Onikan in Lagos.
The bank said “We are setting up a fully equipped 100- bed Intensive Care Centre at Onikan for the Nigerian people. The Centre will be fully equipped with all the necessary equipment including respirators and personnel to treat and care for those that may become affected. We are fully committed to having the Centre fully set up by the end of this week.”
As you know, COVID-19 is having a growing impact on every aspect of our society, and it is only by working together that we can defeat the outbreak. Individually, this means that we must assume a greater sense of responsibility, not just for our own sake but for those around us. At work, it is absolutely critical that we practice social distancing and make more use of our collaborative digital platforms to get work done. Out of office, it is important that we remain very cautious of where we go and the people we come in contact with.”
Agbaje stated that the people remain the most valuable asset, “and your health and safety is our utmost concern.”
He said GTB is constantly monitoring the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and taking all the necessary precautions to make sure that workplaces remain safe for everyone.
” Our customers and stakeholders are also counting on us during this difficult time, and it is our duty to be there for them, as they navigate the uncertainties caused by this outbreak.
“As an organization, beyond the safety measures we have put in place across our offices and branches, we are also lending ourselves to doing more to beat this outbreak.”
It noted further “Indeed, these are very tough times, and I hope that in our personal times of prayer and reflection, we would remember all those who are suffering as a result of this outbreak. Together, I am very confident that we will not only overcome this challenge, but also emerge stronger as an organization.
“Please stay safe by maintaining proper hygiene and following all the guidelines stipulated by the relevant authorities.
“We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and take every step necessary to keep you and everyone safe.”