By Daniel Tyokua
The Federal Captial Territory Health and Human Services Secretariat (FHHSS), has received medical support from Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation to help the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
Donating the medical items to the Secretariat, which were mostly facemasks, the foundation’s director of programme and research, Hajia Aminu Abdulrahaman said the initiative was the conclusion of the group support to the 19 Northern states’ fight against coronavirus pandemic with FCT.
She explained that the idea became necessary following the need to collectively join the government struggle to curb COVID-19.
Mrs Abdulrahaman noted that the foundation was a part of global Nigeria and want to contribute in its little way in supporting the federal and state governments in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
She said:”The foundation thought being in the 19 Northern Nigeria and the FCT, where we operate, the board of directors deem it fit that we should contribute to all the nineteen Northern states and the FCT to support what they are already doing.
“We cannot do more than what they are doing, but we can only add our own little support to what they had done. All the 19 Northern states and the FCT have benefitted from this, each of the state get 1,500 facemasks” she said.
After receiving the dozens of facemasks, the FCT Acting Health Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Kawu, said the support will go a way in the fight against the virus.
He said as the pandemic continue to ravage the country a lot of individuals and corporate organisations have been helping the government.
“This facemasks we received today will go a long way in helping us in the fight against coronavirus in the nation’s Captial and beyond” he said.
According to him, the government alone cannot do it, so government needs support from everybody.