In a bid to help strengthen the efforts of the government of Lagos State, Nigeria, in the fight against Covid-19, the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) has donated medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) worth ₦15 million to the state.

In a statement by the Managing Director, Mr Gregory Germani, he said the donations will help health workers offer their services in a much safer way. The General Manager of WAPCo, Mr Saminu Justin, who represented Mr Germani, commended the leadership of the Lagos state government as it continues to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Justin said, ‘I commend you for the leadership you have provided since the onset of the [Covid-19] global pandemic. Your steadfast commitment to doing it right in Lagos state has given direction and even hope to other locations even outside Nigeria’.

‘We as a responsible organisation consider ourselves as partners with the state government especially in times of such monumental crisis, and to show our commitment to this ideal, WAPCo is hereby donating personal protective equipment and other medical supplies worth over ₦15 million to the Lagos State government’.

The General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Dr Dolapo Fasawe, while receiving the donations on behalf of the Lagos State government thanked WAPCo for their contributions.

In her remark, Fasawe said WAPCo has ‘given us personal protective equipment that are useful in hospitals, thermometers that would protect us and the people coming to us. We are seeing all over the world that medical personnel are being exposed due to lack of adequate PPEs. What these medical donations have done is that it is telling medical personnel that some people appreciate what you do and they are looking out for you’.

She continued further, ‘These items are very important for medical personnel and those of us that are first responders. This is very commendable and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship’.

Source: This Day

Photo source: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

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