In a bid to help control the spread of the COVID – 19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced some proactive measures that will help protect its employees, customers and other stakeholders.
The measures, according to the bank include the deployment of temperature measuring tools; hand sanitisers; face masks and adopting social distancing including utilizing virtual meetings. The bank added that it has also canceled owned and partnered planned events in the interim; suspended staff travels and have put measures in place to identify and communicate to staff who are arriving from affected countries to self-quarantine following the established protocols by the World Health Organisation and the government.
Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, who disclosed these measures in a statement noted that embedded in the Firstbank’s corporate strategy is business continuity management that ensures the delivery of products, services and initiatives to our stakeholders and enabling the economy in the long-term with minimal impact.
“We have employed necessary measures to keep our employees, customers and the general public safe-guarded and sensitised on preventive steps to flatten the curve at the fastest possible rate.
“In addition, we have been amplifying all necessary official information from relevant health bodies and partners such as encouraging everyone to adhere to good hygiene practices which comprise regular cleaning of all surface areas – for example, tables, door handles – with disinfectants, consistent washing of hands as well as avoiding close contact with people and staying away from the crowded environment,” the statement announced.
Meanwhile, Firstbank is encouraging the use of cashless transactions by imploring all of its customers to embrace cashless transactions across its self-service platforms like *894# USSD banking services, FirstMobile, WhatsApp Banking, First Online for their needs like funds transfers, various bill payments, credit and internet data recharge and much more. In need of quick loans, these self-service platforms are also designed to meet their immediate needs through our FirstAdvance service.