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COVID-19: Unijos ASUU donates hand sanitisers to Plateau Govt., others

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Jos chapter, has donated hand sanitisers and leaflets to Plateau Government and other organisations in the state.

Presenting the items on Wednesday in Jos, chairman of the union in the chapter, Dr Lazarus Maigoro, said the gesture was aimed at supporting government’s efforts in curbing the global pandemic.

Maigoro also said that the gesture was part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS).

He further explained that the products were funded and donated by members of the union, adding that they were produced by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University.

“Aside the struggle for the welfare of our members, we also embark on corporate social responsibility.

“We have discovered that our country and indeed the whole world is going through tough times as a result of Coronavirus.

“So, as a union, we have decided to produce these hand sanitisers and leaflets, using our members from the faculty of pharmaceutical Sciences to support government in its bid to curb the spread of the virus in the state.

“We believe that with this little support, a product of research by  our members, the fight against the dreaded disease will soon be a thing of the past,” he said

Maigoro called for collaboration between ASUU and the government in addressing challenges bedeviling the nation.

He also called for prompt and adequate funding of Universities in the country.

He promised that ASUU would continue to support government’s initiatives that would promote research and development of education in the country.

The chairman thanked management of University of Jos for providing enabling environment for members to produce the items donated.

Receiving the items on behalf of Plateau government, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Danladi Atu, thanked ASUU for keying into the vision of the government in curbing the spread of virus in the state.

Atu decribed the initiative as laudable and commendable, adding that the fight against the dreaded disease must be a collective one

“Fighting Coronavirus needs collective efforts; we must join hands together to end it.

“It is a trying moment for the whole world and I thank ASUU for keying into our vision as a state to curb the spread of the pandemic,” he said.

Atu assured the government would continue to collaborate with critical stakeholders in whatever way to end the spread of the disease.

He, however, urged ASUU members to conduct in-depth research and come out with lasting solution to the pandemic.

“I want to challenge ASUU members, who are mostly researchers to come up with proper and lasting solution to end this dreaded disease,” Atu said.

Nigeria News Agency reports that other organisations that benefited from the gesture include, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ja’amatu Nasil Islam (JNI), among others.

Edited By: Felix Ajide
(NAN)

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