The management of FirstBank Nigeria Plc on Saturday confirmed the death of Abdullahi Lawal, one of its staff at its Kano Main branch during the kano coronavirus.
In an interview on Saturday to mourn the deceased, Folake Ani-Mumuney, group head, marketing and corporate communications, asked that the family needs privacy to grieve.
“Our thoughts and prayers goes to his family at a time like this as we do all that is relevant to assist them. We ask that all required courtesies be enlarged to the family so they can grieve in private,” the statement was said on Saturday the 25th April 2020.
The statement revealed further that the bank has slammed the branch where the deceased worked.
The bank said it has activated its COVID-19 precaution response plan as part of measures to help contain the virus.
Colleagues and customers who had been in contact with the late Mr Lawal were also advised to self-isolate following guidelines provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the bank restated.
“As a responsible corporate organisation, FirstBank has been at the forefront of the concerted efforts against the coronavirus pandemic alongside others,” the stated..
“We have robust protocols in place including practising 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.”