UBA has co-sponsored the production of the movie “93 Days,” a movie which depicts the account of how Nigeria faced its first case of Ebola virus and conquered it.
The pan-African bank played a significant role in the fight against the Ebola virus in the sub region and was pleased to support the story of how the spread of deadly virus was stopped in Nigeria.
The bank through its foundation made a cash donation of $1 million to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea which were the worst affected by the epidemic. In addition, trucks and other materials were donated to help in the fight against the epidemic.
Explaining why UBA sponsored the movie, Charles Aigbe, head, Communications said that UBA sponsored “93 Days” to educate people about the magnitude of the threat Nigeria faced, as well as the remarkable courage shown by Nigerians who risked their lives to save millions of people.
Aigbe said, “We cannot overstate the importance of recording this historical act of African heroism. For the first time on the big screen, the world will be able to see what extraordinary feats were accomplished when Nigerians united behind a common goal. This is an inspirational story that UBA believes must be told about the spirit of Africa: one of courage, resilience and persistence.”