A Chinese company, Lee Group of Companies, yesterday donated 100, 000 pieces of biobase disposable face masks to the State Government of Osun as part of efforts to help the state fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
The donation of the materials was received, on behalf of the State Government, by the Osun State Covid-19 Food & Relief Committee at the company’s Ikeja, Lagos office.
Speaking at the event yesterday, an Executive of LEE and Managing Director of Perfection Motors Limited, Mr Philip Seng, said that the donation of 100, 000 disposable face masks would go a long way in assisting the government in its fight against the pandemic.
Mr Seng said that the company had so far donated a total of 1.5 million face masks to various States in Nigeria, which include: Ondo, Kano, Jigawa, Lagos, Ogun, Abuja and Osun State.
He said, ” The Board and Management of our company highly commend the decisive and laudable steps taken so far by the Osun State Government in curtailing the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the State since the index case was reported on March 25, 2020.
“The State government under the able leadership of His Excellency, Governor Gboyega Oyetola has shown great determination, professionalism, care and candour in tackling this pandemic.
” Our Group is an international conglomerate with core investments in steel, footwear, plastic and heavy trucks. Over the years, we have established substantial industrial footprints across Nigeria and are currently developing strategic industrial investments in Osun State.
“And as a responsible corporate citizen and in support of the State Government’s efforts in tackling this pandemic, we are donating 100, 000 pieces of biobase disposable face masks to the State Government”.
While receiving the materials, the Secretary of the Osun State Covid-19 Food & Relief Committee, Chief Adebayo Jimoh, thanked the company and expressed the readiness of the State government in establishing future partnership ventures with it.
According to the Secretary, “The 21-member Osun State Covid-19 Food & Relief Committee was inaugurated in March to support the state in providing sources of raising fund and materials to fight this global pandemic.
” The Committee is made up of very eminent personalities of Osun State under the able chairmanship of Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).
“We are here to represent the state and the committee to gladly receive the donation from Lee Group of companies.
Jimoh also said Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was looking forward to receiving the company’s Chief Executive to discuss core areas of partnership like Agro-processing and solid minerals development.