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Published On: Fri, Jun 19th, 2020

Insurance brokers back fight against COVID-19 with palliatives

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By Stanley Onyekwere

The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) has donated pallatives to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), in order to cushion the effect of Covid-19 lockdown among the less privileged people in the nation’s capital.
The issuance brokers noted that Covid-19 pandemic has stagnated global economy and grinded to a halt all forms of social relationship which Nigerians are particularly known for, hence the need to join the fight against the pandemic.
Our correspondent reports that items donated include: Rice 100 bags of 25kg ,400 Face masks, 50 Hand Sanitizers, 25 cartoons of Spaghetti and 25 Cartoons of Tomato paste.
Making the donations, President/ Chairman of the Governing Board , Dr. (Mrs.) Bola Onigbogi, said it was in furtherance of the Council’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives that we have seen the need to provide succour for the masses through provision of palliatiatives during this period.
She opined that all and sundry must all be aware that they all have a role to play individually to end the pandemic.
According to her; “ Considering the observed positive efforts of the FCTA towards providing succour to the inhabitants, the Council has seen the need to partner and donate these token palliatives as part of our Council’s support at this crucial time.
“I must at the juncture appreciate the efforts of the Federal Government under President Mohammadu Buhari GCFR for the pragmatic steps already being taken by government to reduce the spread of the virus.
“Also, great kudos should also be particularly given to our dynamic Minister of the FCDA Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello for the proactive and practical steps that the government has been taking since the index case was recorded in the Federal Capital Territory.”
Receiving the items on behalf of the FCT Administration, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu commended the thoughtfulness of the Association, especially in supporting the vulnerable with palliative items.
She also stressed the need for collaboration in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, while assuring that the items would be distributed to underserved communities.

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