Terminal donates N75 million for COVID-19 fight
APM Terminals Nigeria yesterday donated $200,000 (N75 million) towards the United Nations in Nigeria basket fund to boost government’s efforts at addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The global agency is mobilising funds to procure equipment for testing, quarantine and medicare, including retooling of temporary hospitals/quarantine centres and designated emergency centers.
The UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon said: “The UN system in Nigeria will support and complement government’s efforts to immediately set up a national response fund that will serve as a single national platform and financing framework, coordinating partnerships and mobilising resources that can make an effective impact on the ground.”
The terminal’s managing director, Mohammed A. Ahmed, noted: “No one is immune nor invulnerable from this disease. We urge all to adhere to the guidance from government to curb the spread of this pandemic.”
He added: In this time of need, APM Terminals is honoured to discharge its duty to the nation. The wellbeing of our community remains of paramount importance to us. Through our contribution to the UN basket fund, we will play our part in strengthening the country’s capacity to respond.”