The Kwara Government has commended the private-sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) for donating 100 beds to the state’s Isolation Centre.
Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, in a statement on Saturday, urged other well-heeled individuals and institutions to rally round the government at this time.
He also commended some other corporate organisations and individuals, who have been donating to the state, including those earlier acknowledged for their humanitarian gestures to the counter-COVID-19 efforts of the state.
“We specifically thank the United Foam Products of Nigeria Limited (Unifoam) for the additional gift of 150 pieces of mattresses, members of the National Youth Service Corps in the state for donating 100 bottles of hand sanitizer and 20 pieces of liquid soaps.
“We have also received 1000kg of frozen chicken from Valentine Chickens, 1000 bags of 5kg rice and 260 bags of Garri from Eco Bank and 200 digital thermometres from the Nigerian Medical Association, Kwara State Chapter.
“Also received are 40 pieces of locally-made nose masks from 2 Star Fortune Couture, 400 bags (2kg) of Semovita, 400 bags (5kg) of Rice and 400 packs of Spaghetti from Bovas and Company Limited
“The government commends Chief Peter Olorunnisola (SAN) for offering to dig a borehole at any of the isolation centres, Airtel Nigeria Limited for giving us two toll-free telephone lines (09010999937 & 09010999938) and Aromokeye Pharmacy Limited for the donation of N200,000 to the cause.
“We also thank the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) for the gift of 2,500 bags of 5kg rice, 3,000 bags of 1kg Semovita, and 1,500 cartoons of Noodles
“Flour Mills Nigeria for giving us 4000 cartons of Golden Penny Noodles, Tan Fashion and Lifestyle for donating white bedsheets – 335, blue bedsheets – 200, blue scrub uniform – 100, hospital gown – 465 and cartons of sperian 5311-FFP3D face mask,” said the CPS
He also commended Kwara Rotarians District 9125 for donating 500 pieces of disposable gowns, 3 packs of face masks, 25 packs of safety gloves, 2 packs of shoe cover, 1 pack (500ml) hand sanitiser, 6 packs of medical face masks, two packs of examination gloves and 10 packs (100ml) of hand sanitizer to the anti-COVID-19 campaign.
He equally acknowledged the support of Ibigbemi Oloruntobi, for offering to provide daily meals for security officers attached to the isolation centres.
The Kwara Government also thanked the Kwara State College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, Ilorin for donating 15 bags (10kg) of Semovita, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, for donating two water dispensers and Viersa Farms Nigeria for the donation of 21 bags of rice (50kg), five cartons of vegetable oil and 10 cartons of tin tomatoes