COVID-19: WIMBIZ, CAP, LifeBank partner against lockdown effect on Lagosians
A partnership has been struck by Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) and LifeBank Nigeria by Chemical and Allied Products (CAP) Plc, manufacturer of premium paint brand, Dulux, to combat the spread of COVID-19.
In its partnership with WIMBIZ, the company made donated relief packs worth millions of naira to low-income households in its host community, Seriki-Aro Ikeja, Mushin, Aguda-Surulere, Ijeh, Ikorodu, Orile.
CAP Plc also teamed up with LifeBank to provide medical supplies such as kits and oxygen in tanks to hospitals and facilities treating COVID-19 patients nationwide.
Chairperson, CAP Plc, Awuneba Ajumogobia, said, “We believe that social distancing and staying at home are great ways to flatten the COVID-19 curve and eventually contain its spread, hence, our alignment with the government’s decision in locking down states that have been impacted.
“However, given the nature of our country, there are many low-income household individuals who depend on daily survival wages and will be negatively affected during this period of total lockdown, hence, our intervention.”
On joining forces with LifeBank, Ajumogobia stated: “This gesture hinges on the World Health Organization (WHO) report which states that oxygen therapy is the major treatment intervention for patients with severe COVID-19 and all countries must work to optimize the availability of pulse oximeters and medical oxygen systems.
CAP’s Managing Director, David Wright, noted that “There is a need for Nigeria to ensure that medical staff on the frontline are well-equipped to do their job. Because this task cannot be left to the government alone, CAP Plc has partnered with LifeBank to empower hospitals and medical facilities that are treating COVID-19 patients across the country in ensuring that the all-important oxygen therapy is readily available for patients who would need it.”
WIMBIZ Chairperson, Ngover Ihyembe-Nwankwo, and LifeBank’s CEO, Temie Giwa-Tubosun, expressed delight with the partnership, noting that such acts of responsible citizenship and collaborations that directly impact the low-income households were needed to win the COVID-19 war.
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