The Nigerian Army has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) materials, which included 100 copies of protective suits, 2,000 pieces of face masks, 200 hand sanitisers, 1,000 pieces of hand bin and 120 plastic buckets to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to assist in curtailing the spread of coronavirus in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Presenting the items to the administration in Abuja yesterday, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Yusuf Tukur Buratai, explained that the donation was part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of the Nigerian Army, as well as the continuation of the Army to straighten its civil-military relationship.
Buratai added that the gesture was also part of the Nigeria Army’s effort in supporting the nation’s effort in curbing the dreaded COVID-19 in the territory, noting that the items would go a long way in supporting the administration efforts in curtailing the spread of the pandemic.
Represented by Major General Hamza Ibrahim Bature, the Chief of Army Staff stated that the Nigeria Army would remain resolute in supporting the federal government’s effort in ensuring the welfare and well-being of the citizens.
Receiving the items on behalf of the administration, FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello commended the Nigerian Army for the donations, just as he assured that the items would go a long way in supporting the administration’s fight against the COVID-19 in the territory.
Also speaking, minister of state for the FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, noted that the pandemic would come to an end in no distance time, adding however that the relationship between the Nigerian Army, the Chief of Army Staff and the administration would remain for a long time.