In their efforts to support the fight against Coronavirus pandemic, the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria, PETAN, has partnered with the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board, NCDMB, to donate ambulances, Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, and other medical equipment to Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers state governments.
Disclosing the donation to newsmen through a statement on Monday in Port Harcourt, the PETAN Chairman, Nik Odinuwe, said the association was aware of the immense strain the COVID-19 pandemic had placed on the healthcare system in the country.
To this end, according to him, PETAN and NCDMB decided to offer some donations so that the fight against the virus would be substantially won in the three states.
Mr Odinuwe added that the partnership between PETAN and NCDMB would continue, especially in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and other areas for the benefit of Nigerians.
The Chairman, therefore, thanked members of PETAN for their selfless service in the fight against the virus, urging the general public to stay indoors, wash their hands regularly, and comply with the stipulated social distancing orders.
Also speaking, the Publicity Secretary of the PETAN, Dr. Lucky Akhiwu, said that while the whole country was working tirelessly to slow down the spread of Coronavirus, the association would be proud to help on a continuous basis.
He also added that PETAN member companies were presently reaching out to their host communities, to provide them with palliative materials to help ease their struggles in this time of need.