Despite the supply chain constraints involved in simultaneous nationwide delivery and distribution of medical items at this period, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)-led Oil and Gas Industry coalition is determined to extend the Industry intervention to all states of the federation, with Abuja, Rivers and states in the South West having benefitted from the initiative.
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, disclosed this at the weekend in Kano, while presenting medical consumables, equipment and an ambulance to the Kano State Government.
According to a statement Sunday in Abuja by NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, the items were handed over to the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on behalf of the NNPC and its partners – Chevron Nigeria Limited (Upstream) and Bovas & Company Limited (Downstream).
Other items donated to the state included a Toyota ambulance, two full kits ventilators, one smith RescuePac ventilator for emergency and transport, ten pulse oximeters, 10,000 nose masks and 5,000 Nitrile examination gloves.
Others are 250 face masks, surgical splash/fluid resistance face shield, 250 N95 respiratory valve, 100 PPE overall full kits, 100 PPE shoe covers, 2,000 PPE disposable caps and 500 Medimec surgical face masks.
Also speaking at the occasion, NNPC Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, hinted that the Oil & Gas Industry was planning to build permanent and sustainable medical infrastructure in each of the nation’s geo-political zones.
On his part, Governor Ganduje, who lauded the Oil and Gas Initiative to combat COVID-19, said the intervention would go a long way in fighting the pandemic as well as complement the state government’s efforts.
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