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COVID-19: BUA donates 3 ambulances, 50,000 facemasks to Bauchi govt

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Maryam Hassan
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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Nigeria, BUA Group has donated three ambulances and 50,000 facemasks to Bauchi State Government, in line with its continued efforts to combat the spread of the virus in the country.

Presenting the ambulances and facemasks to Governor Bala Mohammed, the Director, Government Relations, BUA, Dr. Aliyu Idi Hong, reiterated the commitment of the Founder and Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul-Samad Rabiu, towards supporting various efforts at curbing the spread of the virus.

Mr Hong said that the donation of the ambulances and facemasks will support the state government in its fight against the COVID 19 pandemic noting that the government has done remarkably well in containing the pandemic so far.

“In recent times, we have seen that cases of COVID-19 are on the rise again. We want to assist the state government in taking proactive steps that will contain the spread of the pandemic and this is why BUA is supporting the state with these ambulances and 50,000 facemasks.

“So far, BUA has committed about 8 Billion naira to the fight against COVID-19 in the areas of food supply, medical supplies, equipment, health, infrastructure, and cash donations amongst others,” Mr Hong added.

Receiving the ambulances, Governor Mohammed described Mr Rabiu as a very good friend, expressing his government’s gratitude for the gesture and support to the state.

According to him, the gesture was timely given the recent rise in cases of COVID-19 across the country.

Mr Mohammed noted that the donation is a pointer to the fact that the pandemic is not yet over, adding that the state government was ready to partner with BUA to check the spread of the disease.

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