The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of NNPC on Wednesday donated personal protective and medical equipment worth millions of naira to the Edo government towards curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the State.
Also included 166 cartons of hand sanitisers, 83 cartons of hand wash, 100 sets of Personal protective equipment and five cartons of face mask.
Others are 50 parks (5,000) pieces of hand gloves and 300 tubes of disinfectant wipes among others.
Mr Dahiru Abubakar, the Manager Community Relations, NPDC presented the items to the state government on behalf of the Managing director of NPDC, Mansur Sambo in Benin.
Presenting the items, Sambo said the efforts was part of NPDC corporate social responsibilities to its host communities.
“Management thought it wise to make available items to compliment the state government efforts in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the State.
“This is the first phase of the intervention in the journey to ensure that COVID-19 is eliminated in the state and the nation at large.
“Aside from this presentation, we are making here today we are going to extend this donation to all states where NPDC operates.
“At the moment, what we have for Edo state are essentially the medical and personal protective equipment.
According to him, our emphasis is on our doctors,nurses and other medical officials that will help us in the course of ensuring that we put an end to the pandemic.
Receiving the items, the State Deputy Governor and Chairman Edo state COVID-19 Response Committee, Philip Shaibu, expressed gratitude to NPDC for their contributions towards eradicating the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Shaibu called for collaborative efforts from other organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to combat the pandemic.
He emphasised the need to maintain social distancing of more than 2 metres away from one another.