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NFF donates face masks, hand gloves, PPE covers to Lagos State


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday in Alausa donated thousands of facemasks, hand gloves, sanitisers and Personal Preventive Equipment to the Lagos State government as part of its contribution to the state’s battle against the Coronavirus pandemic.

The NFF’s First Vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, who was supported by executive board member and Head of Committee, Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, presented the donation to the Lagos State government.

The donation of 3,000 pieces of face masks, 1,000 pair of hand gloves, 1,000 bottles of hand sanitisers and 50 pieces of Personal Preventive Equipment (PPE) covers, were received on behalf of the Lagos State government by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr. Segun Ogboye, at the Alausa secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos.

Explaining the donation, Akinwunmi said the gesture was the football federation’s support to Lagos, going by the state’s proactive response to preventive measures against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He noted that, going by the immeasurable contributions of the state in nipping the deadly pandemic in the bud, the NFF was compelled to support the state government’s excellent programmes, which had safeguarded the lives of people living in the financial capital of Nigeria. 

“If the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had not been proactive the way he did to tackle the spread of the Coronavirus, the cases in Nigeria would have been catastrophic, compared to the controlled situation in the country today. 

“Our donation is in support and solidarity with the state government for the wonderful job done so far, so save the lives of Lagosians and by extension, Nigerians. We won’t hesitate to do more if the need arises,” Akinwunmi said.


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