Financial Solution Powerhouse, Zedcrest, has donated 10 ventilators and 1,500 KN95 facemasks to Kano state in response to the COVID-19 outbreak
This donation was made two weeks after its distribution of over 10,000 food boxes to the less privileged Nigerians and medical personal in Lagos state via its Employee Volunteer Scheme (EVS) initiative.
Speaking on the donation, Group Managing Director, Adebayo Saheed Amzat, told that the contribution is the company’s effort of supporting the government during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As an organization committed to humanitarian service and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we decided to contribute our own quota by supporting the government of Kano State with 10 ventilators and 1500 KN95 face masks. We recently donated over 10,000 food boxes in Lagos as well to our frontline medical personnel and less privileged Nigerians,” Amzat said.
With the Federal government extending the gradual ease of the lockdown by two weeks, Amzat urged Nigerians to obey every preventive measure recommended by the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC).
“We urge everyone to wash their hands regularly with soap or alcohol-based sanitizers; cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze; avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell; stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell as advised by NCDC and WHO.
Receiving the item at the Governor’s Office, the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, commended the financial group for their support in fighting the COVID-19. He also pledged that the state will use the donated items for the right purpose.
In response, Managing Director, Zedvance Finance Limited, which the lending arm of the company, Ever Obi, said “We are supporting Kano state’s capacity to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. On behalf of the board and management of our company, I would like to commend the Governor’s effort in fighting the dreaded COVID -19 disease and also commiserated with the government and people of the Kano state for their resilience and efforts towards containing the spread of the virus”.