An employee of the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has died from the novel coronavirus.
Patricia Aderibigbe, Group Head, Human Resources of the bank, in an internal memo on Saturday, identified the employee as Bayo Adegoke, who worked at Plot 1347 Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki 2 branch of the bank.
She said Adegoke died on Friday, after “battling with the notorious COVID-19 virus”.
According to Aderibigbe, the deceased joined the bank in 2001.
She noted that the branch has been closed for 14 days for thorough decontamination, and that those who had contact with Adegoke have been advised to go on mandatory isolation.
“I am saddened and broken to announce that a member of our great tribe, Bayo Adegoke, died yesterday after battling with the notorious COVID-19 virus.
“Bayo had been an employee of UBA since 2001. He was a dedicated man and a role model who worked very hard and delivered exemplary results at our Bank. We will miss him.
“The Abuja Office, Plot 1347 Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki 2 where he worked has now been closed and will remain closed for the next 14 days whilst we decontaminate it thoroughly for the safety of all our staff and customers. All those who have recently been in contact contact with Bayo have also been asked to go on mandatory isolation and to observe every protocol of safety”, she said.
She reminded all staff that the virus is real and urged them to continue to observe all safety protocol.
“We are committed to ensuring the best health and safety measures for all our staff and customers at all times. Please remember that COVID-19 is real. You must not relent in observing all the rules of safety. Wash your hands with soap and water frequently; use hand sanitizer; wear your masks always keep social/physical distance,” Aderibigbe stated.