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South West States Receive Oil & Gas COVID-19 Intervention items

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva led the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and its partners under the umbrella of the Independent Petroleum Producers Group, Chevron Nigeria Limited and Deltatek Offshore, to distribute ambulances and key medical supplies to more states that are most affected by the pandemic in the South West geopolitical zone, i.e. Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo and Osun States.

Dr. Kennie Obateru, the Grouop General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC Towers, Abuja in a statement issued in Abuja, stated the distributed items include: 5 Toyota Ambulances; 2,500 N-95 Respiratory Face Masks; 5,000 pieces of Safety Goggles; 5,000 pieces of Protective Body Suits and another 10,000 Respiratory Masks.

The Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry under the leadership of NNPC had embarked on an intervention initiative covering three key thematic areas, viz: 1. Provision of Medical consumables; 2. Deployment of logistics and In-patient Support System and 3. Delivery of Medical Infrastructure

The Total commitments to this initiative amount to $USD 58 million (N21 billion) in the first instance.

It is worth reiterating that all commitments under this initiative are collected in kind and a clear and transparent governance framework has been established for collecting and distributing the commitments across the country, in alignment with the processes and procedures of the Presidential Taskforce on