COVID-19: Giving.ng Announces Fund Raising To Support Frontline Health Workers

Frontline Health Worker
Frontline Health Worker
A reputable crowdfunding platform, Giving.ng has flagged off a fund raising campaign to support health workers who are in the frontline of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A statement from the platform revealed that while several companies and individuals have offered support in various form as a means of showing their support towards the fight against coronavirus such as cash donation, materials and provision of infrastructure, non is speaking to the need of the health workers
The initiative tagged ‘Health Workers Fund’ which seeks to address this identified lapse is seeking to raise the sum of One billion maria ( N 1,000,000,000) from the public
The fund will be distributed to frontline medical workers as ‘Harzard Allowance’. The health workers have needs and currently earn only N5,000 a month as harzard allowance..
‘we are delighted to call for support for our amazing health workers who toil day and night to keep this pandemic out of Nigeria. We believe members of the public and corporate organizations should donate to this worthy cause because it is for the safety of all. This initiative aims to increase the paltry sum our health workers receive as Harzard Allowance’ said Peju Ibekwe, Sterling One Foundation head.
Speaking further, she said’ ‘we understand the importance of doing our part in supporting our local health workers, to give them the necessary motivation to combat this infectious disease which can endanger everyone’.
For the Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank Plc, Raheem Owodeyi, the bank believes that ‘ being a responsible company means not just serving and benefiting from an interconnected world but taking steps to care for the well-being of everyone especially in times like this. We encourage everyone across the country – our employees, agents, customers, SMEs, partners and corporate Nigeria- to step up and show their support’.
Meanwhile, Sterling Bank Plc has donated the sum of Twenty-five million hairs (N 25,000,000) to the fund.
You too can contribute your quota. Make your donation by visiting www.giving.mg/covid19