Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has restated its support for the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It urged adherence to measures to curtail the spread of the disease.
Its General Manager, External Relations & Sustainable Development, Eyono Fatayi-Williams, stated this when the company donated some items to the Rivers State government
He said NLNG contributed over $30 million to the Federal Governmen’s Oil and Gas Industry Collaborative initiative spearheaded by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to fight the virus.
To contain the spread of the virus in Rivers State and in its base, Bonny Island, he said the company has commited N1 billion in various interventions.
He said renovated a building and set-up of a 10-bed Isolation/Holding Centre at the Bonny Zonal Hospital. Also, it donated Personal Protective Equipment and five suction machines, three single air conditioners for consulting rooms, five split air conditioners for wards and 10 patient monitors.
Other items it donated to Bonny Island include one oxygen bank consisting of five bull nose cylinders, 10 drip stands, 10,000 one-fit N95 health care particulate respirator and surgical masks, 250,000 surgical masks, 50,000 nitrile gloves, 12,500 hooded coveralls with boots, 70 respirators, and hand sanitisers.
The company official added that NLNG is partnering the Bonny Local Government Council to protect the Island’s indigenes and their visitiors.
Beside, NLNG has donated equipment and materials to upgrade some facilities at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH). It also donated two transport vehicles for contact tracing, five ventilators, 30 patient monitors as well as over 100,000 surgical masks.
Others include 30,000 nitrile gloves, 5,000 hooded coveralls, 8,000 respirators, 200 goggles and 200 face masks.
The company pledged to support the government by partnering the advisory team of the Ministry of Health to curtail the spread of the disease.
NLNG also donated food to its host communities as part of its palliatives.