The Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Oyo State branch, has donated medical equipment worth N250,000 to the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force to assist the State government in its fight against the pandemic.
Handing over the equipment to the Commissioner for Health, Dr Bashir Bello, the NIS Chairman in the State, Mr Aderemi Kobiowu, who led other members of the Association’s executives, eulogised the State government for the strategic approach it employed in combating the pandemic.
He said, “We are here today to support the State government to take care of people in the State. We appreciate the various approaches applied so far to lessen the economic effect of the disease on the entire people of Oyo state.”
“As an institution, which one of her objectives is to give back to the society as part of our social responsibility, we therefore extend our support to the government in the fight against the disease,” the Chairman stated.
Kobiowu enjoined members of the public to assist the government in curbing the spread of the pandemic by following guidelines, such as frequent washing of hands with soap and running water, use of face masks and maintaining social distance.
Responding, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Bello, thanked the Association for its thoughtfulness and kindness.
“On behalf of His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde, we thank the NIS executives and members for your support and kind gesture.”
“When things happen like this, we use scientific knowledge, evidence-based and logical approach to tackle it. So, we are all stakeholders in the fight against COVID-19,” Bello noted.
The Commissioner appreciated the support the State keeps getting from corporate organisations and assured that the items would be justifiably applied.
Items donated included 1 carton × 400 pcs of triple packaging container; five packs of Swab Sticks; Four packs of tongue depressor and Viral Transport Medium (VTM), among others.