Kwara Government has commended the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for donating one new Toyota ambulance to the state as part of its efforts to strengthen national response to COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor and Spokesman of the state’s Technical Committee on COVID-19, made this known in a statement in Ilorin, on Wednesday.
“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.
“The government and people of Kwara 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 statement read.
The government, in the statement, also commended corporate bodies and individuals who donated cash and/or materials for the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state, saying their support would 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 effects of the pandemic and the lockdown on Kwara populace,” the statement read.
The government specifically acknowledged Chief Titus Ashaolu (SAN) for the donation of two water dispensers and five packs of hand sanitiser and the Salman Shagaya Foundation for the gift of 460 cartons of Indomie, spaghetti and salt.
It also appreciated 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.
Others mentioned are, Mr Owolabi Oakleaf Pharmaceutical for donating 50 copies of face shade, 18 cartons of 100ml hand sanitiser and 10 cartons of 500ml hand sanitiser, and the Integrated Fish Farmers Association of Kwara State which gave four cartons of smoked fish.