By Collins Nweze
Union Bank and its employees have built communal water boreholes in six communities.
The donations formed part of activities to mark the bank’s Employee Volunteer Day (EVDay) introduced in 2019.
The Gift of Water project was selected to provide more underserved communities with access to potable water supply, improving their quality of life and enabling them maintain the proper handwashing routine advised by World Health Organisation (WHO) COVID-19 guidelines.
According to WHO, “About 63 million Nigerians do not have access to improved drinking water sources, and only 42 per cent of households in rural areas have access to safe drinking water”.
The boreholes were built in Ubulu Uku, Delta State; Gidan Dagachi Kureken Sani, Kano State; Kpebi-Sarki, Abuja; Ohubo Village, Ama Nkanu Community, Enugu State; Sari Iganmu, Orile, Lagos State and Abujan Amare, Gashua, Yobe State.
The Chief Executive Officer Union Bank, Emeka Emuwa…