The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited has donated medical equipment worth $150,000 to the Bayelsa State Government in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Receiving the medical items from the NLNG delegation, Governor Douye Diri, represented by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Dr. Peter Akpe, said the NLNG gesture would strengthen the existing relationship between the state and the organisation, considering the huge gas deposits being exploited in the state.
In a statement by his Acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, the governor said the ongoing fight against the spread of the pandemic could be reduced to its barest minimum if all hands, including organisations like the NLNG, partnered government as part of their corporate social responsibility.
The NLNG General Manager, External Relations, Mrs Iyono Fatai-Williams, said the donation was part of the NNPC – oil industry joint intervention to support the state Ministry of Health and the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital in the fight against the pandemic.
Fatai-Williams expressed optimism that the virus would be managed and contained through concerted effort of all and the gas industry, which is determined to make their host communities a better place.
She said the donation, includes ventilators, defrebilators, infusion pumps and oxygen concentrators.