LADOL joins fight against Covid-19, canvasses support for local firms 

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LADOL joins fight against Covid-19, canvasses support for local firms 

 

Segun Oladipupo

 

LADOL Free Zone, LADOL has joined private-sector coalition fight against the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

This is according to a statement by the organisation in Lagos on Sunday.

The company Chairman, Mr. Ladi Jadesimi noted that a donation had been made to Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN in this regard.

 

The Chairman stated that the company joined the coalition because they believe this government is on the right track and is handling this crisis well – in fact, as confirmed by the United Nations, the Government of Nigeria’s response has been one of the best in the world

He also confirmed that in addition to this donation LADOL is providing food and PPE for its staff and the local community – with food and protective kits being distributed to the local community.

“We want to support the local communities to ensure that they can stay at home and follow governments advice.

“I wish that all Nigerians can come together at this time and support one another so we can come through this stronger than ever,” he opined.

The Chairman of LADOL also emphasised the need for local production and support of local companies stating “over 80% of the jobs in Nigeria come from Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, they must be supported to get through this pandemic”

“Nigerians and all Africans need to be patient and persevere, we can get through this together. At 78 years of age, I have seen Nigeria come through many challenges, but this is an exceptional one. However, I know that Nigerians have the fortitude to triumph through adversity.”

“One thing I have learned building LADOL is that patience and perseverance are needed to succeed – private sector would need to coordinate closely with government and we should understand that our support will be needed for the long-term – as getting through this crisis will be a marathon not a sprint,” he said.

He urged Nigerians to stop listening to fake news and advised that only credible organisations and the Federal and State Government advice should be followed.

Editing by ‘Biodun Soyele

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