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NNPC, IPPG kick-start COVID-19 support

The Independent Petroleum Producers Group (IPPG) in partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has made an initial donation of 5,000 protective suits and goggles /eyewear; 2,500 -FFP2 / N95 face masks, 500,000 protective surgical face masks and four brand new and fully-kitted Toyota Hiace Ambulances to support the national effort at mitigating the impact and curbing the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

The donation, which was made in Lagos, is the first in a series of donations which will culminate in the provision of additional medical equipment, grassroots sensitisation and medical infrastructure as part of IPPG’s support of the Federal Government’s effort on the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is important to support this laudable NNPC-led intervention which ensures the industry proactively and sustainably supports all those affected by this pandemic from patients to our first responders, frontline medics and caregivers, and every other impacted person.

“As a nation, we can only effectively address this pandemic through a widespread and concerted effort by all stakeholders. IPPG is committed to working collaboratively to tackle this pandemic and believes in the resilience of the nation which will overcome this challenge,” IPPG chairman, Mr. Ademola Adeyemi-Bero said.

The next set of donations will include other medical consumables, logistics and in-patient support systems such as facemasks, COVID-19 test kits, ventilators, hospital beds, additional ambulances and others medical equipment. There are also plans for the construction of a medical facility and a fully equipped molecular diagnostics laboratory.