As part of efforts to drive sustainable social impact, Union Bank and its employees have established communal water boreholes in six underserved communities across Nigeria, directly impacting over 15,000 people.
The bank said this in a statement on Friday titled ‘Driving social impact: Union Bank and employees provide six communities with potable water’.
It stated that the donations, which provided the gift of water to one community from each of the six geopolitical regions of the country, formed part of activities to mark Union Bank’s 2020 Employee Volunteer Day.
The statement said EVDay, which was introduced in 2019, reinforced Union Bank’s commitment to building a workforce conscious about giving back to the communities where they live and work.
It said that this year, the gift of water project was selected to provide more Nigerians in underserved communities with access to potable water supply, improving their quality of life and enabling them to maintain the proper handwashing routine advised by the World Health Organisation.
The statement said the communal boreholes were established in Ubulu Uku in Delta State; Gidan Dagachi Kureken Sani in Kano State; Kpebi-Sarki in Abuja; Ohubo Village, Ama Nkanu Community in Enugu State; Sari Iganmu, Orile in Lagos State and Abujan Amare, Gashua in Yobe State.
Commenting on the donations, the Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank, Emeka Emuwa, said, “Union Bank is proud to lead the charge for social impact.