Jack Welch, the late CEO of General Electric once said: “Leaders emerge during trying times”.
These past weeks have been challenging due to the hike in the cases of coronavirus which has led to lockdown in some states and a halt to most businesses.
While the Government has been working tirelessly to contain and curb this pandemic, many brands and wealthy citizens are also doing what they can to lend a helping hand.
In fact, some weeks back, we had to release this list below
Now, let’s go to the real business of today.
Below is the list of some brands who are really doing it right and have gone the extra mile to help keep their communities safe and also supporting people who are suddenly out of work by donating to curb and control Covid-19.
IMPORTANT NOTE:- Please note, there are many more brands that donated that were not included. The list is quite endless and not all brands could be included.
1. Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank)
GTB donated an Isolation center to help and support the Lagos state government. It is also a fully equipped 100- bed intensive care center.
They also donated the sum of 1 Billion naira to the Federal Government to assist them in containing the pandemic.
2. GIGM (God Is Good Motors)
GIG Mobility (formerly known as God Is Good Motor), a Nigerian technology-powered transport company donated buses to support the operations of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
They provided buses to make the movement of NCDC officials easier.
3. Wema Bank
Wema Bank distributed relief materials to indigenes in affected states all across the Federation in other to ease the burden on government and other corporate donors.
They understand how hunger is really affecting the people during this lockdown and they came through for them by providing the needy with foods.
4. Naijaloaded (Daily Giveaway)
As a top Music website (we are closer to the youth) and we understand how hard the lockdown is bitting hard on the people financially.
As such, we launched a Giveaway platform as a way to help Nigerians financially every day, and ever since then, we have paid close to 300 people (₦2,000 each).
5. Zorkle Shoes
Zorkle shoes, a foremost Made in Nigeria fashion brand is giving free slippers to the healthcare workers on the front lines.
6. BUA Group
BUA Cement donated 350 bags of rice and 22,500 facemasks to people affected by the coronavirus outbreak in some of the states and also donated a billion naira to the government.
7. Stallion Empowerment Initiative
They provided Rice and Fish free to all the government-run hospitals dedicated to Covid-19 for the next 3 months.
They also committed one staff bus each for the five government-run COVID-19 hospitals in Lagos.
Source: News update