Natural Oil field Services Limited (NOSL) and the Nigeria Petroleum Development Corporation (NPDC) have jointly donated an ambulance and other medical supplies to the Akwa Ibom State government, with a view to combating the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic.
Other items donated by the two oil firms include surgical face mask, zinc oxide, adhesive strip plaster, examination gloves, surgical gown, hand sanitizers, face mask (non-surgical), first aid box, oxygen cylinder, oxygen face mask, infra-red thermometer and stretcher.
The items were received in Uyo by the Secretary to the state government, Chief Emmanuel Ekuwem.
Presenting the items, the NPDC Managing Director, Engr. Mansor Sambo who was represented by the NPDC’s Deputy Manager, Community Relations, Mr David Arijoba, praised the state government’s efforts in combating the COVID 19 pandemic and noted that the presentation of the ambulance and other medical supplies was imperative at this time.
He said, ‘”we the management of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the management of Naturals Oilfield Services Limited (NOSL), a subsidiary of Sterling Oil Group are here to show our solidarity to the government and people of Akwa Ibom State in the fight against this virus.”
He expressed the hope that the items donated would assist in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and other medical conditions in the state.
Responding, Chief Ekuwem expressed appreciation to the donors on behalf of the state government, noting that the government had committed a lot of resources to combating the pandemic.
He commended the oil firms for their sensitivity and for living up to their corporate social responsibilities in the fight against Covid-19.
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