The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on #Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, has described the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as the hallmark of a national oil company.
A statement by the NNPC, said Mustapha commended the corporation for its unwavering support and several medical interventions, geared towards providing a lasting solution to the novel coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
Mustapha was said to have given this commendation while receiving 20 ventilators donated by Ocea S.A, a France based company through the NNPC, to bolster the fight against #COVID-19 in Abuja.
It added that Mystrose Defence Systems Limited presented the donation to the NNPC on behalf of Ocea S.A. to bolster the fight against #COVID-19 in Abuja.
Mustapha, who is also Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce further stated that the NNPC and her partners, almost on a weekly basis, had either donated medical consumables or commissioned medical infrastructure all in the fight against #COVID-19.
“This is a hallmark of a national institution which, at this very challenging time of #COVID-19, is filling the gap in the provision of the kind of things that the nation requires; the facilities that we need to put in place,”
Mustapha assured that the 20 ventilators would be put to good use for the benefit of Nigerians, maintaining that #COVID-19 was a big challenge which required everyone’s supporting the Federal Government to fight and defeat the pandemic.
He stated that post-COVID-19, the nation’s health institutions would receive the type of rebirth that the Federal Government desires, stressing that with the medical facilities on the ground, the nation would have the capacity to combat any epidemic or pandemic thereafter.
Speaking at the event, Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, disclosed that the corporation was pleased to hand over the 20 ventilators donated by Ocea S.A through Mystrose Defence Systems Limited to the Federal Government.
On his part, the Medical Director of the NNPC Medical Services Limited, Dr Mohammed Zango, stated that the donations from the French company, Ocea S.A was a right step in the right direction, adding that the corporation, as a responsible organization and a strategic partner in the maritime security space, was transmitting the ventilators to the PTF in support of the Federal Government’s effort to combat COVID-19.
Kunle Aluko who made the donations on behalf of Mystrose Defence Systems Limited, praised the PTF for her unwavering efforts to combat the pandemic, while he assured of the readiness of his company to stand by the Federal Government all through these difficult times.
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