By Stanley Onyekwere
As part of its corporate social responsibility, Southgrade Engineering Limited, has donated 25,000 face masks to support the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s efforts in the battle against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the territory.
Presenting the items to the administration, the Group Managing Director of the firm, Mr. Aya Yakubu, stated that the donation was in recognition of the administration’s efforts in the battle against COVID-19, stressing that the FCT Administration has done well in curtailing the spread.
Yakubu, also revealed that the firm has been in partnership with the Administration for years, noting that the COVID-19 pandemic has offered an opportunity to demonstrate purposeful partnership.
According to him; “COVID-19 should be seen as a joint battle that required all of us to come together to fight, in the spirit of cooperation and brotherhood to overcome the pandemic”.
He, therefore, expressed appreciation to the rapid response of the federal government, the Presidential Task Force (PTF), professional efforts of medical personnel and other frontline workers, stressing that their efforts had contributed to the recovery of many COVID-19 patients.
While receiving the items on behalf of the administration, FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, commended the firm for the show of love during this trying period, just as she expressed optimism that Nigeria and Nigerians would come out better.
The minister who was represented by the Acting Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Iwot Ndaeyo, noted that the items would in no small measure assist the administration to curtain the COVID-19 spread especially among frontline workers in different isolation centres across the Territory.
She, therefore, tasked all hands to be on deck in the battle against the dreaded coronavirus.