In its continued efforts towards supporting the fight against Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, the Lebanese Community in Kano State has donated medical equipment and consumables to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in the state.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the items donated included 50 Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, suits, 300 N95 oxygen masks, 2 oxygen concentrators, 12 antiseptics (2litres), and 12 Anna shampoos (1 litre).
Others are 30 pairs of boots, 1000 pairs of Hand Gloves, 10 sprayers (15litres), 456 hand sanitizers (500ml) and 14,400 Septol soaps (25 grams).
Presenting the items to the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Abdulrahman Sheshe, on Thursday, the Honorary Consul of Lebanon, Khalil Muselmani, said the gesture was aimed at supporting the frontline health workers for their sacrifices in safeguarding the lives of Kano citizens.
“Your selfless duty of care is a gift from God. We know you are in the frontline and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for doing your job. God will bless and protect you always,” Mr Muselmani stated.
In his remarks, Prof. Sheshe thanked the community for the support, stressing that the gesture was so far the largest donation the hospital had received during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a similar development, the Lebanese delegation also paid a courtesy visit to the Assistant Inspector General, AIG, of police in charge of Zone 1 Command, Bello Sadiq, to appreciate the efforts of the security operatives in the state.
The community also presented food items to the security operatives, “for their relentless effort and dedication in protecting citizens of the state”
DAILY NIGERIAN observed that the items included granulated sugar, salt, rice and macaroni.
Others are vegetable oil, DawaVita, tomato paste, Maggi, powdered milk and teabags.
While presenting the items, Mr Muselmani said: “Security is of utmost importance at this difficult time and we thank all security forces, in particular the Nigerian Police Force, for all their work. We are truly grateful.”
Receiving the items on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, AIG Bello commended the community for the gesture, pledging to continue safeguarding the lives of the people in the state and the country in general.
“I am here today, on behalf of the Inspector General of police, Muhammad Adamu Abubakar, mni to receive this kind gesture from members of the Lebanese Community in Kano, in appreciation of the efforts of the Nigerian Police in safeguarding the lives of Nigerians as we fight together to combat COVID-19 pandemic.
“As you are aware, the Nigerian police is playing a very important role in ensuring that this pandemic does not spread further. When you go to all the borders of the state, you will see members of the NPF in the company of other security agencies standing tall and doing their bit in ensuring that they curtail the spread of this pandemic,” he pointed out.
It would be recalled that the community had recently donated food items worth N100 million as their contribution to the state palliative program.