COVID-19 Sanwo-Olu Writes Jamoh, Thanks NIMASA for Generosity

COVID-19 Sanwo-Olu Writes Jamoh, Thanks NIMASA for Generosity


Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed the state’s gratitude to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for their support earlier received in the fight against COVID-19. In a recent letter to NIMASA Director-General. Dr Bashir Jamoh, the Governor on behalf of the government and people of Lagos expressed appreciation for NIMASA’s outpouring of love and support. In the governor’s word. Lagos counts itself to have such worthy allies and partners as yourself in its fight to contain and manage the disease… in this vein, your generous appreciation is very much appreciated.

It would be recalled that NIMASA was one of the early corporate supporters of the state in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic at the outset of the lock-down when Jamoh announced a total financial donation of N50 million with N30 million going to the Federal Government Committee on COVID-19 Intervention and the balance of N20 million to aid the Lagos State Government’s efforts to control the spread of the virus.

NIMASA had also volunteered four fully equipped brand new ambulances, four Hilux tracks and four 36-seater Coaster buses; its six fast intervention vessels to facilitate transportation of logistics support in the maritime sector with Jamoh promising that volunteers from the agency would be deployed to join first responses from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Lagos and other states in managing the spread of COVID-19.

Additionally, the Director-General listed other medical equipment donated to include ventilators, 60 beds, 20-Patient ICU Monitors, 20 Oxygen concentration and 10 Infusion pumps: 10 syringe pumps, 20 oxygen giving sets, 10 suction machines and 100 sets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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