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Lagos seeks collaborative support against pandemic

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The Lagos State government has urged collective efforts against COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria to protect children and curtail its spread.

Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Olusegun Ogboye, stated this while receiving COVID-19 medical equipment and medication donated by an international humanitarian agency, Save the Children, through the financial support of the Cuppy Foundation.

Ogboye, while receiving the personal protective equipment and infection prevention and control materials at the state’s warehouse in Lekki, said the state government had been putting down a lot of resources towards the fight against COVID-19.

He thanked the organisation for the donation and support to the state government and urged more support from other firms.

The representative of Save the Children, Opeyemi Odedere, stressed that the COVID-19 virus had created an unprecedented time in our history, one that requires our collective efforts to overcome this crisis.

According to him, Save the Children, through the financial support of the Cuppy Foundation, made the donation to assist Lagos State Ministry of Health in the fight against the pandemic.

The pandemic, he said, threatens “our way of life, but it has notably increased the dire consequences for at-risk children, families and communities who already face vulnerable pre-existing conditions.”

Also, the Cuppy Foundation’s Philanthropy Manager, Adebola Ajayi, said the foundation would continue to support every initiative aimed at saving the lives of people.

“We are partnering with Save the Children to provide the necessary support to the government to fight the scourge of COVID-19,” Ajayi added.

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