To curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus in Lagos State, City Pharmaceuticals and Allied Partners Limited, a coordinated wholesale centre pharmaceutical company has donated cartons of personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitizers, examination /surgical gloves and other pharmaceutical products worth over N80 million to the Lagos State Government.
Speaking during a brief presentation ceremony of the materials in Lekki, on Wednesday, Pharm. (Sir) Nnamdi Obi, chairman of the board of the company said the donation was to augment and support the excellent effort of the Lagos State Government in combating the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, adding that it is paramount to them as concerned citizens to respond to the challenge of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
He said the donation was also a means of corporate social responsibility of the company towards the efforts of the state.
Obi, however noted that the gesture should not be seen as a means of seeking praises, due to the quantum of items donated but it is to lend a hand to the state government towards the containment of the infection.
According to him, “In light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the state, we would like to appreciate and applaud ‘Your Excellency’s effort and tenacity in the fight against the spread, effect and obliteration of this pandemic. You have led this fight in an exemplary manner and we are positive that this will forever be engraved in the hearts of many in the state,” he said.
Continuing, he said, “as a means of corporate social responsibility, our company, City Pharmaceuticals and Allied Partners Limited, is glad to donate drugs and clinical items which include: Complete set of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), cartons of hand sanitizers, surgical gloves, and other pharmaceutical products that are very essential in the treatment of this COVID-19 patients, to the state, and we are doing this in a bid to contribute, augment and support the excellent performance of the Governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu “.
Obi, on behalf of the company reiterated their support towards the measures being taken by the government to ensure that citizens are well protected and cared for as the pandemic rages, while assuring the government of further assistance in combating the disease.
During the presentation, Pharm. (Mrs) Tawa Arilesere, a director in the company called on other corporate organisations and notable individuals to extend more support to the state government, noting that the government alone cannot do it.
“The donation is a good gesture from us in our quest to cooperate with the state government to put CCOVID-19 to an end and we are hopeful that these items donated will go a long way to help the Isolation centres across the state,” she said.
Receiving the items, on behalf of the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwoolu, the Commissioner for Transport, Lagos State, Dr Fredric Oladehinde, commended City Pharma for the good gesture, adding that government would not relent in its effort to curb the spread of the virus in the state.
He also expressed the commitment of the Sanwo-Olu led administration towards constant provision of information on COVID-19 to the public.
Other executives of the company at the presentation are: Chief Felix Ugbojiaku, director; Pharm. Kenedy Izunwa, director; Chief Obafunsho Afolabi, director; Chief Emmanuel Umenwa, among others.