The Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Oyo State branch, has donated medical equipment worth N250,000 to support the Oyo state government’s fight against coronavirus.
Chairman, Oyo NIS, Mr Aderemi Kobiowu, who led other members of the association to State Secretariat, Ibadan, said the donation was in appreciation of the strategic approach employed by the state government in combating the pandemic.
“We are here today to support the state government to take good care of people in the state. We appreciate the various approaches applied so far to lessen the economic effect of the disease on the entire people of Oyo State.
“As an institution which has giving back to society as one of its core duties, we thereby extend our support to the government in the fight against the disease.”
Kobiowu enjoined members of the public to assist the government in curbing the pandemic by adhering to guidelines such as frequent washing of hands with soap and water, use of face masks and maintenance of social distance.
The items donated included triple packaging container; swab sticks; tongue depressor and Viral Transport Medium (VTM).
State Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashiru Bello, appreciated the gesture of the association, assuring that the items will be judiciously applied.
“We thank the NIS executives and members for their support and kind gesture. When things happen like this, we use scientific knowledge, evidence-based and logical approach to tackle it. We are all stakeholders in the fight against COVID-19.
“We appreciate the support we are getting from corporate organisations and I can assure you that the items would be justifiably applied,” Bello said.
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