Everett Dirksen once said, “When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there.” This quote is epitomized by VFD Group Plc in its recent outreach to the Olowogbowo Community of Lagos Island.
The widespread of the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer news. With communities and economies everywhere affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria and the World is facing an unprecedented challenge. With a surge in the increase in infected citizens and a need to reduce the rate of spread, the President has issued a lockdown in Lagos State and two others.
Asides the direct effect of the pandemic, other indirect effects have been observed, such as amplified poverty and starvation due to the lockdown.
Group Executive Director, VFD Group Plc, Niyi Adenubi, said, “VFD Group Plc is a brand that is empathetic about the people and the community in which it operates, hence today’s activity.
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Families are stranded and facing critical shortages of meals every day. We have provided the Olowogbowo community with these…our own way of giving back to our community during these very challenging times.
A special thanks to our team and everyone who joined us in this initiative. Special thanks to our team headed by Toyin Abel, Head of Sales, who drove the initiative from inception to implementation”.
The chairman Lagos Island Local Government, Hon. Adetoyese Olusi and Councillor ward A1 Olowogbowo, Hon. Lookman Omobolanle Thomas were present at the event.
Before the directive for the lockdown was given in the state, the company* had already encouraged its staff to start working remotely as the virus had begun to spread globally. The launch of its Virtual Bank (V Bank, a product of its Microfinance Bank) has also made it very easy for our customers to continue to get great service from us without having to come to our offices.
“The management team is dedicated to staying up to date with the NCDC and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to make the best adjustments to business operations and policies as needed”, said VFD Group Plc GMD/CEO Nonso Okpala. “We advise that everyone maintains calm and keep safe even in this period.”