NASCO Group, one of Nigeria’s leading manufacturing firms, Friday donated 500 cartons of hand sanitizers and washing soap to Government in Plateau State for the management of COVID-19.
It was not clear who the direct beneficiaries are, but General Manager Administration of the Company, Alhaji Shehu Nyalun told Secretary to the State Government, Danladi Atu during the donation in Jos, that the company plans public distribution of household products in the city.
“Apart from the donations (to the State government), the company will also directly make donations to members of the Public within its domain,” a statement by Simon Macham, the Director, Press and Public Affairs to the State Governor, quotes Mr. Nyalum as saying.
No date was given for the said donation. The company is however one of many to have contributed in the State to the fight against the coronavirus disease.
Public Office holders in the State were first to donate 50% of their allowances when the special COVID-19 fund was launched. United Bank for Africa (UBA) followed with a donation of N28.5 million naira.
At the time NASCO made its donation, Grand Cereals and oil Meals LTD equally donated 10 tonnes of fortified flour, 100 cartons of 2.75 litre vegetable oil, and 400 crates of eggs to the State.
Similarly, the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, Plateau State Chapter presented six cartons of face masks and three cartons of hand gloves to the Government.
Furthermore, Zuma Steel Company donated hand sanitizers and face masks to government to fight the disease.
The SGS who took the deliveries on behalf of government was excited with the donations, pledging government’s resolve to safeguard citizens in the State from the virus.
46 suspected cases tested negative
Prof. Atu told the visitors that the state was yet to record any case of coronavirus.
According to him, 45 suspected cases in the State have tested negative, with three results still being awaited.
However, government he said will keep enforcing guidelines and regulations toward slowing and preventing the virus.
The State recently shut all its entry points to prevent the disease from penetrating. It also restricted businesses to food and medicals and social gatherings to 50 persons with a 2 meter spacing. Public transportation was also regulated.
Compliance to these guidelines has been relatively low but securities are increasingly compelling residents of the state capital to obey, in carrying out government directives.