Sunday, 12 April 2020

Covid19: Gov Obiano of Anambra state makes list of donors

As Nigeria continues to battle with effect of the ravaging Coronavirus, with many spirited Nigerians, organizations, companies and foundations supporting government at all levels to combat the scourge with kind donation, the governor of Anambra state in a state wide broadcast last week where he gave an update of the strategies put in place by the state to combat the virus, the governor accounted for all donations his administration have received. 

"Ndi Anambra, it gives me great joy to see that this pandemic has brought out our well known communal spirit. I am impressed with the way our socially responsible brothers and sisters have responded to the economic hardship imposed by Coronavirus on us all by handing out relief materials and money to their neighbours. That is one of the ways we can ensure strict compliance with the principles of social distancing and overcome this plague. I must thank everyone who has shown compassion to his/her neighbour during this period. That is the spirit of the season. It is also the spirit of Easter!" He said. 

"Similarly, I must express our profound gratitude to those who have donated money and other material support to boost our efforts at the state level. So far, we have received the following donations in cash and equipment from the following people:

* UBA Plc – N28, 500,000

* Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo- N10M

* Ibeto Petrochemical – N10M

* J. I Ejison of Ejison International Ltd - N5M

* Dr. Clem Nwogbo (Awka Millennium City)N5M

* Chief Ejeson Ukeje N5M

* Chief Daniel Chukwudozie (Dozzy Oil) N2M

* Senator Victor Umeh N2M

* His Royal Highness, Igwe Gerald Mbamalu (Igwe Ojoto) N1M

* Ezeemo Godwin Chukwunenye N500,000

* Obinna Okechukwu Nwosu N3000

* 7Com Enterprises N2000

* Chief Chidi Anyaegbu (Chisco) N10M

* Aguleri World Forum N2M

* Dr Godwin Okafor (WINCO Foam) N2M

* Cutix Plc, Medical equipment and supplies 

* Ozo Jude Agumadu (Baby Awka) N500,000

* Soludo Support Group N1M

* Chief Barrister Hyacinth Maduagwu N1M

* Ozonkpu Dr. Victor Ike Oye (APGA National Chairman) N3M

* United Anambra Youth Assembly   (U-AYA) and United Anambra Women Assembly (U-AWA) N1M

* Juhel Plc, Chloroquine phosphate that can treat 2,500 patients 

* Dr Ernest Obiejesi (Obijackson Group) 4000 Facial Masks and 900 Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).

* Traditional ruler of Alor, Igwe Mark Anthony Chinedu Elibe Okonkwo    50 cartons of hospital equipment comprising doctors' gloves,face masks and shoes, and a carton of oxygen equipment.

* Pharmacutical Society of Nigeria, (PSN, Anambra State Chapter) Medical supplies 

* Pharmacist Alex Onyido (Igwe of Ogidi) N1M and drug supplies. 

* ASUU (Owerri Zone) Medical Items 

* Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Ventilator, Oxygen Concentrator, Body Suits and Safety Eyewears 

* Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Medical supplies 

* Other illustrious indigenes of the state that have pledged to assist the government with Personal Protection Equipment and other medical supplies are Prince Engineer Arthur Eze, Dr Cosmas Maduka, Chief Innocent Chukwuma (Innoson), Sir Emeka Offor, Emma Bishop Okonkwo (Ekulo Group) and Chief Allen Onyema (Air Peace).

Ndi Anambra, we are still appealing for donations to boost our capacity to overcome Coronavirus. We especially need ventilators and Personal Protection Equipment like gloves, goggles for the eyes, apparels and masks. Whatever support we get in this area shall be highly appreciated." He concluded.