Bothered by the increasing trend and spread of coronavirus pandemic in Lagos State, the Association of Private Educators in Nigeria (APEN) has donated 5,000 surgical masks and 200 protective clothing to the Lagos State Ministry of Health.
Our Executive Director and Chairperson of APEN, Mrs Lai Koiki, says the donation will ensure that those Lagos State health workers in the frontline of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic are well equipped to manage the situation. She also noted that this donation by the body would equally go a long way in lending support to the great work that the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government is doing to battle the health crisis.
“COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge that has affected Lagos, Nigeria and indeed the world. As Lagosians, we benefit from this state; therefore, whenever there is any challenge, APEN as a body, steps up to lend our support” she said.
Olusegun Ogbe, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, while receiving the donation on behalf of the ministry, lauded the efforts of APEN and other private sector organizations for the way they have rallied around the government with their support in the fight against this pandemic.
Ogbe observed that the donation of the surgical masks will go down very well with health workers because they are personal protective equipment for the people in the frontlines, saying “this is something that we appreciate.”
Other members of APEN at the venue of the donation in Alausa, Ikeja, include Mrs Bolanle Oyewole and Mrs Delight Oliseh of Covenant Child Academy. The full story can be read on Business Day.