TOYIN ADEBAYO, ABUJA
The Nigeria Army on Wednesday donated Personal Protecting Equipments (PPE) to the FCT Administration in its effort to curtail the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 in the nation’s capital.
The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenants General Yusuf Tukur Buratai made this known while donating PPEs, Facemasks, hand sanitizer and others to the Federal Capital Territory Administration.
Saying, “we remain resolute in supporting the Federal government effort in ensuring the welfare and well-being of its citizens”.
Buratai who was represented by Major General Hamza Ibrahim Bature said the gesture was part of the Nigerian Army Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR) as well as the continuation of the Nigeria Army drive to straighten the civil military relationship.
According to him, ” we are here to present on behalf of the Nigeria Army Personal Protecting Equipment, (PPE). It is my pleasure to announce to you the following items, protecting suit- 100 copies, face mask- 2000 pieces, hand sanitizer- 200 pieces, hand bin- 1000 pieces and 120 buckets”.
He, however, hope the items donated to the administration will go a long way in supporting the Federal Capital Territory Administration efforts in curbing the COVID -19 pandemic in the territory.
While receiving the items on behalf of the Administration, the FCT Minister, Malam Mohammad Musa Bello commended the Nigerian Army for the donations towards the fight to combat the dreaded Coronavirus.
Bello assured the Army Commander that the items donated will go a long way in supporting the administration fight against the COVID-19.
Similarly, the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu who is also the Chairman FCT COVID-19 Palliative Committee noted that the scourge will come to an end in no distance time but the relationship between the Nigerian Army and the Chief of Army Staff and the FCT Administration will remain for a long time.
Commenting on the interstate ban nationwide to curtail the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus, Dr Aliyu solicited the support of the Nigerian Army to compliment the effort of the administration in protecting the territory against those coming into the city from neighbouring states and those going out of the territory to infect other people.