NLNG donates billion naira equipment to Lagos, Rivers to fight COVID-19

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NLNG Managing Director, Tony Attah

AS part of its response to the Oil and Gas Industry Collaborative Initiative, guided by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has donated medical equipment worth $300,000 or N120 million to the Lagos State Government

The company had made donations of medical supplies worth N1.1 billion to the Rivers State Government and Bonny Island.

The General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development, Eyono Fatayi-Williams, presented the equipment to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Emmanuel Abayomi, on behalf for the Managing Director, Tony Attah.

The equipment included Mindray SV300 ventilators, infusion pumps, Surgicare patient monitor, hospital cart, Mindray haematology analyser, stat analyser, stat reagent, cartridge and automated chemistry analyser, medical infusion pump, blood warmers, arterior blood gas analyser, perfusor compact, and automated haematology analyser.

Other items are AED/Defibrillators ICU patient beds with remote controls, PVC mattress covers, Visco elastic mattresses, Desco hospital pillows, overbed tables and bedside cabinet combination units.

Attah explained that the donation was part of NLNG’s commitment six states within the NNPC led oil industry COVID-19 intervention fund, and the donation to Lagos would go to the Mainland Hospital.

The company made donations of medical supplies worth N1.1 billion to the Rivers State Government and Bonny Island include two pick up vehicles, five ventilators, thirty monitors and over 17, 000 pieces of assorted Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).

GGM, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Mr. Bala Wunti and NLNG GM, External Relations & Sustainable Development, Mrs Eyono Fatayi-Williams presenting medical supplies worth $300,000 to Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Emmanuel Abayomi, as part of NLNG’s contribution to the Oil & Gas Industry Collaborative Initiative, led by NNPC, to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other interventions in Rivers State include PPEs and trainings for medical personnel on Bonny Island, food items, and upgrading of selected facilities at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (RSUTH) and the provision of a 24 bed Isolation and Holding Centre at the Bonny Zonal Hospital.

The Bonny Isolation Centre is currently being upgraded to a treatment centre for residents of the community.

According to him, the company recognized the reality of the threat of coronavirus to the socio-economic wellbeing of the country, which calls for a resolve from everyone to fight, and therefore made the donations to states to help fight the pandemic.

The NLNG stands with both the Federal and State governments in the fight and is using the donation to reciprocate the support the company has enjoyed over the years.

He praised the Lagos State Government for its commitment in managing the impact of the pandemic on the state economy.

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