In a bid to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria and support the national efforts towards flattening the curve, The Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) has donated its home made hand sanitisers to Kano and Jigawa state governments.
Speaking while presenting the cartons of the item at Kano and Dutse respectively, the Academy Registrar, Brig Gen Ayoola Aboaba, said the gesture was aimed at supporting Kano and Jigawa state governments’ efforts at containing the spread of the virus.
He said the hand sanitiser was completely indegenous and produced by NDA Department of Chemistry. He added that the production was duly approved by NAFDAC and produced in line with the standard guidelines and chemical composition as stipulated by World Health Organisation.
Brig Gen Abaoba further maintained that the Academy would also donate the sanitiser to other neighboring states and communities as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and Civil/Military Cooperations outreach.
Recieving the sanitisers on behalf of Kano State, Permanent Secretary Protocol, Kano State Government House, Idris Abdullahi Dawakin Tofa, expressed the appreciation of the Kano State Government and the people of Kano for the timely gesture. He said ” We are greatful to NDA for its support at this trying times”.
Similarly, the Commissioner of Health, Jigawa State, Abba Umar Zakari, who recieved the donation on behalf of his government extoled the initiative of NDA. He also prayed for the end of the pandemic.
The NDA sanitisers were also presented to 3 Brigade Nigerian Army to boost its capacity in containing the spread of the pandemic. The item were recieved by its Commander, Brig Gen BA Alabi, at the Brigade Headquarters Kano.