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Pandemic: Commission donates 2 ambulance, 50 hospital beds to Yobe state

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The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) on Friday presented two ambulance, 50 hospital beds, food items and other medical equipment to Yobe state government.

Muhammed Jawa, the Executive Director NEDC while presenting the items to Yobe State Governor, MaiMala Buni in Damaturu said it was part of the palliative measures to contain COVID-19 pandemic.

“In order to assist people and reduce the spread of the pandemic, this time around we are presenting to Yobe state government two ambulance, 50 hospital beds, 1,100 cartons of macaroni,

“5,100 bags of rice of 25kg, 1,000 bags of maize flour, 13,000 gallons of vegetable oil, 1,700 cartons of tomato paste, 12,000 packets of seasoning 1,100 cartons of spaghetti and 1,100 packs of salt,

Jawa also noted that the commission had earlier donated other palliative items to the state government.

“Earlier we gave out some palliative items to Yobe State Government which included protective equipment, ventilators, surgical masks, ordinary face masks, infrared thermometers hand gloves hand sanitisers among others,”he added.

In his appreciation remarks, Yobe state Governor, MaiMala Buni, represented by his Deputy, Idi Gubana, said the support had come at an appropriate time.

“This donation of food items and medical equipment by NEDC has come at the right time because of the current COVID-19 pandemic that is ravaging the world.

“All businesses have been shut down and people are struggling on how to sustain their lives with lockdowns.

“So Yobe state governor has been doing everything possible to ensure all palliatives reach the grassroots. So these items are highly welcomed.

“We appreciate the management of NEDC for this gesture,” he said.

Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Ekemini Ladejobi (NAN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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