COVID-19: BUA group donates 5 ambulances, 20 Hilux vehicles to Kano Govt.



The Chairman of BUA Foundation, Alhaji Abdussamad Rabi’u, on Monday donated five ambulances and 20 Hillux Vans to the Kano Government as his contribution to the containment of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Alhaji Abdulmasad, who is also the Chairman of the BUA Group, was represented by a former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Aliyu Hong.

Hong who presented the cars to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje at Government House in Kano, also commiserated with the government and people of the state over the challenges the state was facing.

”I am representing the Chairman and Founder of the BUA Group. He asked me to commiserate with the Kano State Governor and the people of Kano, over the challenges the state is currently facing.

”He would have been here, but he was held down in Lagos by tight schedules and restriction of movement,” he said.

The Chairman said the BUA Foundation would make donation of N2 billion available as soon as a COVID-19 related project that the money would be spent on was identified.

Responding, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje described the donations as timely and impressive.

“Our two illustrious sons of the soil (Dangote and Abdulsamad) decided to shower us with equipment to fight the deadly disease in the state.

”Yesterday, Dangote donated a Mobile Test Centre which is designed to produce 400 samples per day.

”This will improve our testing capacity. Today, the BUA Group owned by another son of the soil, gave us five ambulances, 20 vehicles and a promised to execute N2 billion project.

Ganduje commended BUA for the gesture and promised to use the vehicles for the purpose intended.

He urged other wealthy individuals and organisations to emulate them.

Ganduje also revealed that plans had been concluded to open 100 collection centres within the eight metropolitan Local Government Areas, while the 36 other Local Government Areas would get one collection centre each.

He said the state was also considering a house-to-house collection of samples, to ensure that residents adequately get tested against the disease.

The governor further stated that the vehicles would facilitate contact tracing and evacuation of patients and other follow ups.

He also received a donation of 5,000 test kits and other items from the Floor Mills of Nigeria PLC.

The representative of the company, Alhaji Rabiu Gwarzo, also promised to provide ventilators to the state next week.

The Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) also donated 100 cartons of hand sanitizers produced by the Chemistry Department of the institution, to the state.

Edited By: Chinyere Nwachukwu/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)

FG, LASG inaugurates Eko MSME Fashion Hub-1 Niger SUBEB inaugurates 13-member appeal panel to implement staff audit report NITDA, Nigerian Army to collaborate on simulation centre development Ogun workers call off warning strike FAAC: FG, states, LGs share N682 bn for August  Flood: Kebbi governor lauds President Buhari for ministerial delegations FCE Kontagora appeals to TETFund for more interventions Hotels in Benin booked up ahead of Edo Governorship election UN urges Belarus to grant entry to UN rights expert Court remands pastor in Correctional Centre over alleged N.7m fraud  Military‘ll hunt Darul Salam terrorists group into extinction soon- DHQ Kabba monarch urges traditional institutions, others, to partner to combat rape Edo 2020: Group tells electorate to reject inducement Father, 60, remanded for allegedly raping daughter, 22 Rep commends Buhari over assent to 2020 Police Act 1.7m to vote in Edo as voters abandon 483,000 cards in INEC office — Record SDGs: Nigeria to mobilise NYSC members, ICONIC Leaders to champion implementation at grassroots — Buhari Gov. Sule approves recruitment of 246 medical personnel YouTube to host virtual music hangouts with top Nigerian stars FG empowers 720 women, youths in Auchi NEMA urges Osun Govt. to take proactive measures against flood Anambra police command probes alleged murder of mother, 2 kids WTO leadership race: Okonjo-Iweala, 4 others advance to second round of election Sustain Ihedioha’s blueprint on sports development, administrator urges Imo governor United States Embassy in Afghanistan warns of extremists’ Attacks on women Kaduna Govt. challenges teachers to write books, be innovative ICPC intensifies anti-corruption campaigns in Sokoto, others   Floods: NEMA reactivates Humanitarian Coordination Forum in Kogi, urges residents to brace up for flooding NGO calls for increased awareness to address VVF prevalence in Nigeria COVID-19: Plateau research team develops herbal cure Plateau Govt. spends N366m to combat COVID-19 Waste managers call for increased budgetary allocation to environmental sector NGO attributes social vices to broken homes 2020 Maltina School Games: Lagos Govt. rewards 37 students Coronavirus: Biden says Trump trusted less than Russia’s Putin, China’s Xi Up to 1,000 fans  to watch Italian Open Sweden’s statements on Navalny potentially breaching chemical weapons convention – Lavrov Visa Ban: Kogi government writes United States LCCI begins virtual edition of ICTEL Expo EU executive signs contract for up to 300m Covid-19 vaccine doses Optimal breastfeeding, complementary feeding will prevent malnutrition in children – UNICEF NDA to graduate 779 cadets Oct. 10 Ministry to intensify awareness on importance of ozone layer protection Businessman in court over alleged N1m job scam Fayemi tasks new Oluyin on community development Erdogan says saddened by Sarraj’s decision to step down Kano Fire Service saves 74 lives in 2 weeks Akran of Badagry, a symbol of tradition, culture — Lawmaker United States judge blocks Trump’s postal rules that could disrupt election Strike: Group urges FG to address health workers’ demands for masses’ interests