-Aftermath of fire incident
June 17, 2009 at 16:02 GMT
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN) has reiterated its Information Technology capability following a fire incident that occurred at its 131 Broad Street Branch on the morning of Tuesday June 16 2009 in Lagos Nigeria.
This was contained in Statement dated June 16 2009 and signed by Francis Barde, Principal Manager Corporate Affairs of the Bank and made available to Proshare NI.
“Dr. Barth Ebong, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (GMD/CEO) of the Bank has assured customers that the fire incident that occurred would not adversely affect service rendition.
He advised customers to approach any of the adjoining branches, particularly the Alagbon Branch opposite the affected branch to transact their banking businesses, “Union Bank’s branches are on line – real-time” he said.
“It was too early to determine the extent of damage immediately since technical experts had just commenced the assessment of the incident” Dr. Ebong affirmed.
He further affirmed that the good news was that the fire had been well curtailed by a combined team of Union Bank Fire and Rescue Unit, the Lagos State Fire and Safety Service and the Nigerian Ports Fire Service. He expressed optimism on early return to normalcy at the branch.
Union Bank is equipped with modern and sophisticated firefighting equipment which it solely procured to rescue buildings of over 42 meters high. Many high rise buildings within the Island have continued to benefit from this largesse.