COVID-19: NNPC, Chevron, Others Donates Ventilators, ICU Beds, Thermometers To Cross River
In an attempt to assist Nigerian states in their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigerian oil and gas industry has donated valuable products to the Cross River state COVID 19 response team, which will aid in the battle against the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
During the presentation of the products, Mr Bappah Babayo, a NNPC official, praised Sen Prof Ben Ayade’s government and his Health Commissioner, Dr Betta Edu, for their efforts in combating the Virus in the State, praising them as a great success story in Nigeria and Africa. The low number of positive cases reflects the constructive work done in the state since January of last year; CRS was the last state to report any positive case, indicating that the state has the right leadership. Honorable Commissioner Ma, I am very proud to say that CRS is one of those states that has demonstrated active involvement in this war as evidenced by the state’s proactive work in the health sector during the early stages of this pandemic.
“In order to contain this pandemic and assist the state in this battle, the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry, which includes the NNPC/Chevrons, IPPG, and PETAN, has deemed it appropriate to support this fight through the donation of these COVID 19 products that will aid in this fight.”
Following the delivery of the donated goods, Health Commissioner Dr Betta Edu, who also serves as the chairman of the COVID-19 taskforce, praised the entire management of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry for their tremendous efforts and support to CRS and other states, stating that the intervention is timely and much needed.
“Let me thank and congratulate you on behalf of Sen Prof Ben Ayade’s Government for this massive support to our dear State in the battle against COVID-19. The objects, especially the rapid test kits, are desperately needed. We will use these things wisely as a state in the combat and control of this pandemic.”
2 Ventilator Machines, 2 ICU Beds, 800,000 Face Masks, 110 Face Shield, 5 Thermometers, 500 Hand Gloves, 1900 COVID19 Test Kits, 180 Hand sanitizers, 10 Alcohol Prep Count, 15 Biohazard bags, 2000 Lancets, 45 Boots, 100 Googles, 130 Disposable Coveralls, 50 Snippers, and 2 Nueblizers were among the items donated.
See photos of Items donated below: