Bauchi Government to uphlod House to house covid-19 sample collection.
A philanthropic arm of Africa’s leading food and infrastructure conglomerate, BUA Group of companies has donated 3 Ambulances and 5000 face masks to Bauchi State Government as part of the group’s cooperate social responsibility to minimize the spread of novel covid-19 pandemic.
Presenting the vehicles and the face masks to Governor Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad (Kauran Bauchi) Former Minister of health Dr Aliyu Idi Hong who represented the group, noted that a united effort is needed to curtail the coronavirus pandemic which continues to take its toll on the lives of Nigerians and businesses.
Dr Idi Hong said that these Ambulances and Facemasks are to support the state government’s good effort in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic from contact tracing to movement of supplies, logistics and also, quick response to clinical cases and urged for the judicious utilisation of the vehicles.
In his response, the state governor, Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, said they were happy for the donation noting that it has come at the right time because transportation is very essential in conveying those saddled with the responsibility of taking care of victims of COVID-19.
The Governor said there is no doubt his administration has to increase the capacity in collecting samples, and it would probably lead to house-to-house in the collection of samples. “The more we collect samples, the more we understand the seriousness of the situation and put frameworks in place to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. “So in short, we have all that it takes at the moment in order to fight the pandemic”. The Governor noted.
Governor Bala Mohammed appreciates the support of donor agencies, organizations and the good people of Bauchi state in the fight against covid 19.