The NASCO Group Nigeria Limited has donated over N60million worth of its own products to the Lagos and Plateau state governments and the Federal Capital Territory as a palliative to cushion the effect of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in the country.
Briefing newsmen on Saturday in Jos, the Executive Chairman of the company, Dr. Attia Nasreddin, said in addition to the items, N10millon cash had also been donated to the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Response Initiative.
He said: “As part of our corporate support to the unquantifiable work being done by the state and non-state actors in response to the pandemic, NASCO Group Nigeria hereby announces its modest donation of items with a combined final retail value of about N60,000,000:00.”
He added that items such as detergents, NASCO cornflakes, and biscuits were distributed to Isolation Centers in Lagos and Ogun states.
According to him, others were distributed to children, must vulnerable persons and the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.
“These items had been handed over to the Plateau State Government, the Lagos State Government, and to the Honourable Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Musa Bello, respectively,” Mr Nasreddin added.
The executive-chairman, therefore, called on the people to adhere to all safety precautions by washing off their hands with soap regularly and obeying government directives and global best practices aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 in the country.