By Onome Amuge
BUA Group, one of Africa’s foremost foods and infrastructure conglomerates, has donated three ambulances and 50,000 facemasks to the Bauchi State government as part of its social responsibility efforts towards curtailing the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the country.
Aliyu Idi Hong, director, government relations, BUA, while presenting the ambulances and facemasks to Bala Mohammed, Bauchi State governor, reiterated the commitment of Abdul Samad Rabiu, founder and chairman of BUA Group, to support various efforts at halting the spread of the COVID-19 in Nigeria.
According to Hong, the Bauchi State government has done remarkably well in containing the pandemic so far and the donation of the ambulances and facemasks will support the state government in its fight against the covid-19 pandemic.
He noted that cases of the virus have resurged in recent times and proactive measures need to be taken to prevent the spread of the pandemic, a major reason the company is supporting the state with the donations.
The BUA director added that the company has so far committed the sum of N8 billion targeted at fighting against the virus in the areas of food supply, medical supplies, health, infrastructure, as well as cash donations.
Recent data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), show that a total of 69,645 positive cases have been detected, of which 64,947 people recovered while 1,181 deaths have been recorded so far.