SWITZERLAND, JUNE 04 – TECNO Foundation has donated essential medical supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as a way of supporting the fight against the ravaging coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
The medical supplies donated at the Lagos office of the NCDC on Tuesday included 100,000 masks, 10,000 gloves, 1,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), 5,000 googles, among others.
Receiving the donation on behalf of NCDC Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Mrs. Olajumoke Babatunde, Head of the Lagos office, commended the kind gesture of the Foundation in showing care for the health care workers who are at the forefront of the fight
“The PPEs donated here today will be used judiciously because NCDC is supporting 36+1 states. Some of these items will be taken to the other states of the federation to support the response activities” she said.
Dr. Everistus Aniaku, Director & Team Lead Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), NCDC, stated that “TECNO Foundation’s goodwill will go a long way in helping us to respond to COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos state and Nigeria because we are here to support Lagosians and protect the life of Nigerians. We sincerely appreciate”.
Mr. Attai Oguche, an official of the TECNO Foundation who handed over the medical materials to the officials of NCDC while stressed the importance of adequately equipping medical personnel who are at the forefront of the battle against the deadly virus.
According to him, “health care workers are the most exposed to the virus because they deal directly with the cases. For Nigeria to win the fight against coronavirus, medical personnel should get all the support needed in terms of equipment and motivation.”
“There is a need for material intervention at this time as we collectively battle COVID-19. Obviously, health care workers need more protective equipment to fight the virus and care for the cases. That is why TECNO Foundation is donating today” he said.
He then thanked the government of Nigeria, the NCDC and all medical personnel involved in the fight against the pandemic for the progress recorded so far and promised the continuous support of the Foundation.
TECNO Foundation is giving these medical materials with love and earnest prayers to support the medical personnel for their efficacy in this grim war. “We believe humanity shall prevail,” Oguche said.
TECNO Foundation seeks to motivate and encourage charitable activities that promote the well-being of Nigerians by identifying and accelerating breakthrough solutions, ideas and conversations.
The Foundation has expressed its willingness to support the nation and its public support organizations in this unusual time of this pandemic, demonstrating its care and concern as a socially responsible company.