One of Nigeria’s popular mobile brand, TECNO mobile through its TECNO Foundation, recently donated medical supplies worth millions of naira to the NIGERIAN CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (NCDC).
The material donation which was handed over to the Lagos office of the NCDC on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 by officials of TECNO Foundation included100,000 medical masks, 10,000 medical gloves, 1,000 Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) and 5,000 googles amongst others.
Speaking during the presentation, official of TECNO Foundation, Mr Attai Oguche, who handed over the medical materials to officials of the NCDC reiterated the importance of adequately equipping medical personnel who are at the fore front of the battle against the deadly virus.
While receiving the donation on behalf of the Director General of NCDC, Dr. ChikweIhekweazu, Mrs. Olajumoke Babatunde, Head, Lagos NCDC expressed gratitude and acknowledges the kind gesture by TECNO Foundation in showing care for the health care workers who are at the fore front of the fight.
“The PPEs donated here today will be used judiciously because NCDC is supporting 36+1 states. Some of these items will be taken to the other states of the federation to support the response activities” she said.
Also speaking at the donation, Dr. Everistus Aniaku, Director & Team Lead Emergency Operations Centre Establishment, NCDC, stated that “TECNO Foundation’s goodwill will go a long way in helping us to respond to COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos state and Nigeria because we are here to support Lagosians and protect the life of Nigerians.