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TECNO Foundation Supports Health Care Workers In The Fight Against COVID-19, Donates Medical Supplies To The Nigeria Centre or Disease Control

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TECNO Foundation has donated essential medical supplies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in support of the fight against the ravaging coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

From the left: Dr. Joshua Obasanya, Director, Disease Prevention and Programs Coordination, NCDC, Chidi Okonkwo, General Manager, TECNO NIGERIA, Mrs Olajumoke Babatunde, Deputy Director Federal Ministry of Health & Head NCDC, Lagos, Attai Oguche, Marketing Manager, TECNO Nigeria., Dr Everistus Aniaku, Team Lead EOC Establishment and National Rapid Response Team, NCDC, Mr. Martins Olajide, Chief Medical Lab Scientist & Head, Facility, NCDC, Lagos and Mr. Aniefiok Ekoh, Assistant Director & Head, Diagnosis, NCDC, Lagos

The material donation which was handed over to the Lagos office of the NCDC on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 by officials of TECNO Foundation included 100,000 medical masks, 10,000 medical gloves, 1,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and 5,000 googles amongst others.

Speaking during the presentation, an official of TECNO Foundation, Mr. Attai Oguche who handed over the medical materials to officials of the NCDC reiterated the importance of adequately equipping medical personnel who are at the forefront of the battle against the deadly virus.

From the left: Mrs Olajumoke Babatunde, Deputy Director Federal Ministry of Health & Head NCDC, Lagos, Mr. Attai Oguche, Marketing Manager, TECNO Nigeria., Chidi Okonkwo, General Manager, TECNO NIGERIA and Dr Everistus Aniaku, Team Lead EOC Establishment and National Rapid Response Team, NCDC

While receiving the donation on behalf of the Director-General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Mrs. Olajumoke Babatunde, Head, Lagos NCDC expressed gratitude and acknowledges the kind gesture by TECNO Foundation in showing care for the health care workers who are at the forefront of the fight. “The PPEs donated here today will be used judiciously because NCDC is supporting 36+1 states. Some of these items will be taken to the other states of the federation to support the response activities” she said.

Also speaking at the donation, Dr. Everistus  Aniaku, Director & Team Lead Emergency Operations Centre Establishment, NCDC, stated that “TECNO Foundation’s goodwill will go a long way in helping us to respond to COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos state and Nigeria because we are here to support Lagosians and protect the life of Nigerians. We sincerely appreciate”. 

From the left: Mr. Rotimi Bankole, Managing Director, SBI Media, Dr. Joshua Obasanya, Director, Disease Prevention and Programs Coordination, NCDC, Mr. Chidi Okonkwo, General Manager, TECNO NIGERIA, Mr. Attai Oguche, Marketing Manager, TECNO Nigeria, Mr. Martins Olajide, Chief Medical Lab Scientist & Head, Facility, NCDC, Lagos, Mr. Aniefiok Ekoh, Assistant Director & Head, Diagnosis, NCDC, Lagos and Dr Everistus Aniaku, Team Lead EOC Establishment and National Rapid Response Team, NCDC

According to Mr. Oguche, “health care workers are the most exposed to the virus because they deal directly with the cases. For Nigeria to win the fight against coronavirus, medical personnel should get all the support needed in terms of equipment and motivation.”

“There is a need for material intervention at this time as we collectively battle COVID-19. Obviously, health care workers need more protective equipment to fight the virus and care for the cases. That is why TECNO Foundation is donating today” he said.

Mr. Oguche further thanked the government of Nigeria, the NCDC, and all medical personnel involved in the fight against the pandemic for the progress recorded so far and promised the continuous support of TECNO Foundation.

TECNO Foundation is giving these medical materials with love and earnest prayers to support the medical personnel for their efficacy in this grim war. “We believe humanity shall prevail,” Oguche said.

TECNO Foundation seeks to motivate and encourage charitable activities that promote the well-being of Nigerians by identifying and accelerating breakthrough solutions, ideas, and conversations. 

In this unusual time of this pandemic, TECNO Foundation will be standing together with Nigerians as always. TECNO Foundation is leading the way in Nigeria as a company willing to support the nation and its public support organizations, demonstrating its care and concern as a socially responsible company.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Kayode

    June 6, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    That’s very good of tecno, the number 1 mobile brand in Africa.

  2. Ruby

    June 7, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    I’ve never known a brand that gives back to the society better than Tecno. Good job guys

  3. dan

    June 23, 2020 at 7:42 am

    this is very good for them to do, other brands need to emulate such

  4. chris

    June 30, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    this was really a nice things as a brand for them to do, kudos to them.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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