The management of the National Inland Waterways Authority has donated the sum of N10 million to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Lagos state government in fight against the raging covid 19 pandemic.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of NIWA, Tayo Fadipe stated in a release made available to the public on Monday, that the Authority donated the sum of five million naira to NCDC and another five million to Lagos state government.
Recall that Lagos state records the highest number of victims of the pandemic which entered Nigeria on February 3 through an Italian.
As at Sunday, 29th March, Lagos recorded 59 cases out of the total 97 cases in the country.
The release read, “Worried about the ravaging impact of the pandemic known as Corona Virus in our nation, the National Inland Waterways Authority(NIWA), as part of her corporate social responsibilities, has graciously donated the sum of Five Million Naira to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and another Five Million Naira to the Lagos State Government.(LASG).
“This will help Government fight the killer virus with more vigour and determination.
“The Management also urged all Nigerians to obey Government directives on Covid -19, as the only way to restore sanity and ensure safety and well-being of everybody in the country.
“Meanwhile, the MD of NIWA has directed that NIWA’s infrastructures i.e. Ferry terminals, Dockyards, River ports, Jetties, Water Crafts, Barges and Tug boats nationwide should be sanitized and the highest level of hygiene maintained,” it concluded.
Editing by ‘Biodun Soyele
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