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First Bank Loses Staff Member To COVID-19, Shuts Down Kano Main Branch

FirstBank Nigeria mourns as the bank confirms the death of a staff member, Abdullahi Lawal who until his passing worked at the Kano Main Branch.

A public statement signed by the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, reiterates that as a responsible corporate organization, FirstBank has been at the fore-front of the concerted efforts against the coronavirus pandemic alongside others.

The financial institution said the affected branch has been shut down while urging visitors to self-isolate in line with the National Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) guidelines.

The Statement reads: “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time as we do all that is necessary to support them. We ask that all necessary courtesies be extended to the family so they can grieve privately.

“As a responsible corporate organization, FirstBank has been at the fore-front of the concerted efforts against the coronavirus pandemic alongside others.

“We have robust protocols in place including practicing social distancing, frequently disinfecting our buildings and locations even whilst ensuring services are available through our alternative channels such as our ATMs and other digital platforms.

“We have immediately therefore, shut down access to the premises as we disinfect the entire location and ask all staff and customers who may have been in contact with our late colleague to follow the NCDC guidelines and self-isolate. We will, as a matter of course, extend all possible support to staff and customers at this difficult time.

“Our thoughts are with the family he left behind and indeed with the wider FirstBank family who mourn this loss deeply at this time.

“We remain committed to protecting the health and safety of all staff, customers and host communities, as together the fight against coronavirus will be won”, the statement concludes.

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