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Photos: UBA Foundation Kicks Off Yuletide Season With Fireworks, Christmas Carols

Photos: UBA Foundation Kicks Off Yuletide Season With Fireworks, Christmas Carols

Photos: UBA Foundation Kicks Off Yuletide Season With Fireworks, Christmas Carols

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has kicked off the beginning of the yuletide season in a grand ceremony marked with fireworks and melodious Christmas carols.

The ceremony attended by staff, customers and members of the general public was held at the well decorated UBA Foundation Garden in Marina, Lagos.

Through its corporate social responsibility arm UBA Foundation, the bank marked the start of a fun-filled festive season that will bring lots of cheer and touch the lives of its customers and the individuals around the communities where it operates.

Photos: UBA Foundation Kicks Off Yuletide Season With Fireworks, Christmas Carols

UBA Foundation Garden Light Up Ceremony.

The bank celebrated the UBA Foundation Garden Light Up Ceremony and Carol evening on Tuesday, where staff and customers alike joined in to spread hope and sing carols to usher in the Christmas and end of the year season.

At the ceremony, UBA’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Oliver Alawuba, was joined by other management staff to officially light up the Head office and the UBA Foundation Garden, which according to him, signifies how the bank has been bringing light to the lives of the people and communities around it.

He said: “We are here to officially light up the season and as you know, UBA has been the light in the financial sector on the continent and beyond.
“Going by our performance and we will continue to ensure that we spread light and joy wherever we go.

“This is very symbolic for us all, and we want to take time to appreciate the staff and customers who have made us achieve great things this year. At UBA, we are all about spreading love and giving hope.”

The Light-Up ceremony featured Christmas carols renditions by UBA’s Customer Fulfilment Centre Choir, a fun-filled guided tour around the beautiful UBA Foundation Garden and lots to eat and drink for every-one present.

UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the UBA Group, is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of Education, Environment, Economic Empowerment and Special Projects.

Also, this year, the foundation is planning to feed thousands of people across Africa through its annual food bank initiative.

Photos: UBA Foundation Kicks Off Yuletide Season With Fireworks, Christmas Carols

UBA Foundation Garden Light Up Ceremony

Through the programme, food, hygiene products and other gifts items are given to those who have less, especially during the festive season.

UBA Foundation Chief Executive Officer Mrs. Bola Atta said the light-up ceremony goes beyond the Marina and adorning the streets with beautiful colours.

“It reminds us as an institution of our promise to continue to touch lives and treat our communities with kindness. We are living in very difficult times and a little gesture to put a smile on, even one face, goes a very long way. We should all endeavour to do whatever we can, within our power, to uplift others.
“UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the UBA Group, is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of education, the environment, economic empowerment and other special projects,” Mrs. Atta said.

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