Nigerians have been encouraged to endure the lockdown order as it is not intended to trample on their fundamental human rights but to enable government trace infected persons and curb the spread.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha stated this while receiving, donations made by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
Mustapha said, “I wish to restate that this is a war on Nigeria and the Federal Government, in conjunction with other stakeholders, will continue to do all it takes to win this war as we are more prepared than ever before to ensure we protect the lives of our citizens.
“Let me encourage in no distant time, we will all go back to our normal lives.”
He said the Federal Government of Nigeria needs the cooperation of all corporate bodies and individuals, towards containing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic presently plaguing the world.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) donated the sum of #30 million and medical equipment such as, Ventilator, Ambulance, personal protective equipment, rapid test kits, and hand sanitiser concentrators, personal protective equipment and rapid test kits in its drive towards helping to stave off the menace of Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
The Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, who was represented by NIMASA Coordinator, Abuja Zonal Office, noted that the organisation was deploying its existing facilities, such as fast intervention vessels, ambulances, and buses, among others, to support the federal and state governments fight to solve a national medical emergency.
He lauded the Federal Government’s proactive steps towards containing the pandemic.
Jamoh said, “We at NIMASA have decided to deploy our extant capacities and facilities in the fight against this pandemic. We did not invest new funds in purchasing these ambulances and buses. We simply deployed them to fight this common enemy.
“COVID-19 is a common enemy and all hands must be on deck to win the war against it at this critical time in the country’s history.
“We have had to readjust our priorities to contribute our quota to the urgent need to get Nigeria out of this national emergency.
“I wish to commend the efforts of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and your dexterity in ensuring Nigeria is totally free from this virus. As a responsible Agency, we will continue to support government’s efforts across the board and I am confident that collectively, we will win this fight with the help of the Almighty,” Jamoh said.
Editing by ‘Biodun Soyele
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