From Raji Bello, Sokoto
Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) has donated Personnel Protection Equipment (PPE) to Sokoto State Government to assist in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state while receiving the equipment expressed appreciation to the company’s board and management, added that the gesture is “a further demonstration of its friendship” as a company and that of its Chairman, Mr John Coumantaros.
The donation, reiterated the governor, “came at a time when we need every support to combat the tide of COVID-19 in the state. It is a good gesture from Mr Coumantaros, an American whose business is yet to be established in Sokoto and is far removed from the problems here.”
Tambuwal handed over the donated items including 1000 N95 masks, 10,000 gloves, 30 coveralls (TVEK), 100 coveralls (no-woven) and 30 goggles, to the Chairman of the Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Muhammad Ali Inname.
Donating the items meant “for the protection of health workers in order to ensure their safety,” FMN in a letter presented to the governor by its representative, commended the state government “for the steps taken so far to curb the spread of the novel COVID-19 disease.”
“During these trying times, we need to come together as a people to fight the scourge of the COVID-19 virus which is casting a shadow on our way of life in Nigeria and the world,” noted the letter.