Flour Mills of Nigeria Group has distributed 35,000 testing kits to Kano, Lagos and other states for the fight against COVID-19.
The distribution was done through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
The company’s Chief Operating Officer, Boye Olusanya, in a statement yesterday, said the distributed kits were part of the $1.5m COVID-19 equipment and kits procured by FMN to assist Nigeria.
He said the company had ordered for additional 25,000 test kits to beef up its distribution and reach other states.
He said FCT got 13,000 test kits; Lagos, 10,000; Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and Bayero University Kano, 5,000 each; the DNA Laboratory in Kaduna, 1,500; and Irrua Teaching Hospital in Edo State, 1,000.
According to the statement, the company, which has operated for 60 years in Nigeria, is poised to help the nation beef up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and support poor communities with food supplies.
“To reduce the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, FMN will continue to work with the Federal Government and related agencies to provide relief materials. This includes a fresh order of 25,000 test kits, bringing the total number of test kits donated to the Nigerian Government by the FMN Group to 60,000
“The safety of Nigerians is paramount to us. So, we encourage all Nigerians to adhere to the necessary protective measures against the virus and its spread,” the statement added.
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