COVID-19: BUA Foundation donates three ambulances, 50,000 facemasks to Bauchi govt
As part of its commitment to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Bauchi State, the BUA Foundation has donated three modern well-equipped ambulances and 50,000 facemasks to the state government.
The presentation of the donated items was made by the Executive Chairman of the Foundation, Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu at the Government House, Bauchi on Monday where he said a new trend of the COVID -9 pandemic is surfacing in some countries in Europe and America amongst others, adding that there is the need to be proactive.
Rabiu who was represented by the former Minister of State for Health, Dr Idi Ali Hong, said that the donation of the ambulances and facemasks was meant to support the state government in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, pointing out that the government has done remarkably well in containing the spread of the disease as well as executing laudable projects in the state.
He said that “in recent times, we have seen that the number of COVID-19 is increasing in the country. We want the state government to continue in taking proactive steps that will contain the spread of the pandemic, that is why the BUA Foundation is giving this support to the state.”
Rabiu added that “so far, the BUA Foundation has donated about N8 billion to state governments and other institutions of government in the fight against COVID-19 in the area of food supply, provision of materials and infrastructure.”
Explaining that “this is an extension of what the foundation is doing and it will continue to support state governments and institutions to stamp out COVID-19 in Nigeria because, without a healthy population, there will be no healthy government and economy.”
While receiving the donation, Governor Bala Mohammed commended the foundation, saying that though the donation did not come early, the state still needs the facilities as it is better late than never.
Mohammed also said that his administration is ready to partner the foundation.
Mohammed said that “on behalf of the government and people of Bauchi State, I wish to show our deepest appreciation to my very good friend Alhaji for this very good donation and other humanitarian support to Bauchi State.”
The governor concluded that “we still need these types of items. This will show to the people that COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over.”
He then charged the COVID-19 Response Team under the chairmanship of the state deputy governor to make judicious use of the facilities in order to stamp out the pandemic from the state.
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