COVID-19: Kwara commends NNPC for ambulance gift

• TETFUND, Hon. Olawuyi, Ashaolu SAN, Gani Adams, Shagaya Foundation, others donate

Kwara State Government has commended the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for donating one new Toyota ambulance to the state as part of its own corporate efforts to strengthen national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We acknowledge receipt of the top quality ambulance from the NNPC. It is a great addition to the fleet of brand new military-grade ambulances with which the government is prosecuting the counter-COVID operations in the state,” Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and Spokesman of the Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19, said in a statement on Wednesday.

“The government and people of Kwara State are very grateful to the leadership of the NNPC for the great gesture which fits into the support the Federal Government and its agencies have been offering to state governments since the outbreak.”

The government also commended corporate bodies and individuals who have equally donated cash and or materials for the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state, saying their support at these times will never be forgotten.

“The government is grateful for the humanitarian gestures to boost its effort in curtailing the spread of the virus as well as cushioning the effects of the pandemic and the lockdown on the Kwara populace,” the statement added.

The government specifically acknowledged Chief Titus Ashaolu (SAN) for the donation of two water dispensers and five packs of hand sanitiser; the Salman Shagaya Foundation for the gift of 460 cartons of indomie, spaghetti and salt; the Professional Association of Public Health Nursing officers of Nigeria for giving three cartons of 70ml hand sanitiser, and one carton of 100ml hand sanitiser; Mr. Owolabi Oakleaf Pharmaceutical for donating 50 copies of face shade, 18 cartons of 100ml hand sanitiser, 10 cartons of 500ml hand sanitiser; and the Integrated Fish Farmers Association of Kwara State which gifted the government four cartons of smoked fish.

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