In a bid to help stem the continued rise of COVID 19 cases in the state , flour mills of Nigeria PLC has donated essential medical materials in form of oxilators,face mask, disposable gloves, protective garments, face covers and several thousand test kits.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the state government in her office, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, appreciated the organisation for the support, saying the materials donated will be of good use particularly for the health professionals as well as help to control the spread of the disease.
The Deputy Governor noted that recently it was a hundred days since the first index case was recorded in the state and unfortunately the pandemic was still raging across not only in the state but the country as a whole, adding that the battle is on to provide the best care possible alongside mitigative relief materials for the people especially during the lock down period.
” A lot of floor mills product was used extensively during the distribution of relief materials in this state, we procured some, some were donated to us by well meaning individuals, corporate orgasations and also by floor mills itself. I acknowledge that and wish you all the best as you continue to support the fight against Covid-19 by ensuring our people do not go hungry.” She said
She appreciated the role played by flour mills of Nigeria Plc in ensuring food security across the country particularly during this difficult time saying it was a great call on them in meeting the unprecedented food demand that has been placed on the food sector due to the pandemic.
In his remarks, the Group Human Resource Director, Flour Mills of Nigeria PLC, Mr Wale Adeniran expressed the company’s support for the state government, pleading his organisation’s commitment towards curbing the spread of the disease in the state and country at large.
While commending the state government’s efforts at flattening the curve of the pandemic in the state, he informed that the donation of the essential medical materials and personal protective equipment was a fall out of their desire to ensure that pandemic is conquered in its totalty.