MTN Foundation, the Coprate Socila Investment arm of telecommunication giant in Africa, MTN, has donated 70,000 pieces of essential personal protection equipment to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
This followed MTN Nigeria’s commitment of N500 million to support the acquisition of critical medical supplies for healthcare professionals on the frontlines.
The 70,000 PPE donated include 30,160 N95 masks, 8,000 aprons, 2,000 pairs of boots, 11,000 disposable gowns and 20,000 items of protective clothing.
During the PPE donation, while empathising with everyone that has been affected by the pandemic, Chairman, MTN Foundation, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi (OFR) said, “as the world responds to this unprecedented crisis, our thoughts and prayers are with all the people and communities affected.”
“The MTN Foundation is MTN Nigeria’s CSR vehicle incorporated in 2004 to drive the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.
“Through the foundation, MTN has invested over 1 billion in the 36 states and FCT of the federation, across over 900 projects,” the foundation said.
NCDC’s Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, commended the company and all of its corporate partners for its donation to in combatting the outbreak of the pandemic in Nigeria.