By Sumaila Ogbaje
As part of its efforts toward curbing the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) the Nigerian Army has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other kits to FCT Administration.
The Chief of Civil Military Affairs, Maj.-Gen. Hamza Bature, presented the items to the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Malam Mohammed Bello, on behalf of Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.
While presenting the items, Bature said the donation was in support of the Federal Government’s efforts toward curbing the spread of the Coronavirus.
He described the coronavirus pandemic as a security threat to humanity and called on all Nigerians to join hands with government at all levels in the fight against the pandemic.
He added that the donation was part of Nigerian Army Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) activities in furtherance to maintaining excellent civil-military relations.
In his response, the minister thanked the Nigerian Army for identifying with the residents in FCT in this trying period.
He said the equipment donated by the army would go a long way to support those working in the frontline to curtail the virus.
Bello also commended the COAS for his visionary leadership of the Nigerian Army.
The items donated include 2,000 pieces of face mask, 1,000 hand sanitizer, 100 pairs of PPE, 1,000 pieces of hand gloves among others. (NAN)