The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation launched an initiative to feed the less privileged across Africa during the festive season.
From Senegal to Ghana, Côte D’Ivoire, Cameroon and many of UBAs subsidiaries, the focus of the food bank is to feed the poor and homeless.
The UBA Foundation Garden at Marina, Lagos was the location of the food bank in Lagos with the annual event having its brand Ambassador, Wizkid participating in the latest edition.
Wizkid was delighted to contribute his time and effort to the event as he fed the poor and destitute with most of them his fans. He felt blessed to be receiving food and other gifts from the star boy.
Expressing his joy at being able to give back meaningfully, the Africa’s star boy said, “I am excited to be a part of this initiative which is aimed at putting smiles on the faces of the needy. This is one of my passions and I am fully aligned with Africa’s global bank.”
UBA’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka who also joined staff of the Foundation and volunteers to feed the needy, explained that the Food bank initiative is one of the ways that the bank, through its foundation appreciates and supports the communities in which it operates, adding that it will be a continuous event.
Uzoka who is also the chairman of UBA Foundation, said, “As you know, giving back is one of our key tenets and we have over the years, engaged in various activities aimed at appreciating our host communities all around Africa and especially in countries where we operate.”
The CEO, UBA Foundation, Mrs Bola Atta, said that empowerment is one of the key pillars of the Foundation.
“Over the years, we have embarked on a number of activities that have positively impacted the people who live in our communities. To be able to feed those who have little is a small gesture that goes a long way,” she noted.
A beneficiary, Abdul said, “I am very happy with what you people are doing. This morning I didn’t even know what I was going to eat. I am really surprised.”