Stakeholders in the Nigerian oil and gas sectors continue to show huge support for both the Federal and State governments in the current fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, NNPC (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation), together with its partners in the Nigerian Oil & Gas sector handed over 6 brand-new ambulances with medical kits to the 6 South-West states in the nation.
NNPC and partners donate ambulances to all South West states in Nigeria
According to SUN reports, IPPG (Independent Petroleum Producers Group) and NNPC presented this donation through Mr Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State and Petroleum Resources. Also, it should be noted that this new donation is coming after the same body of stakeholders in the oil sector handed over 5 brand-new ambulances to Nigeria SGF just a few weeks ago.
Going by the press reports, all these donations are part of the COVID-19 intervention initiative of ₦21billion promised by IPPG which comprises of the 26 indigenous oil and gas companies in Nigeria.
It was further stated in the press reports that the donated items were received on behalf of Ondo, Oyo, Ekiti, Ogun and Lagos states by Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, the Hon. Minister of health and Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos state. It was also mentioned in the report that Mr Timipre Sylva said the South-West States will also receive thousands of medical testing kits as well as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) which will include sanitizers, hand gloves, bodysuits, and face masks.
Also, he mentioned that the body has also donated similar items to other regions in Nigeria like Bayelsa, Abuja and Rivers state.
Meanwhile, 40 Nigerian health workers have reportedly contracted the novel Coronavirus as confirmed by the press video below;
40 Nigerian health workers test positive for coronavirus, COVID-19 vaccine trial on humans begins
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