MTN Foundation has donated two Toyota Hiace Ambulances to Ekiti State Government in support of the state’s efforts to curtail the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking at Governor’s office in Ado Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi commended MTN for supporting the winning battle against the virus.
The governor, represented by his Chief of Staff, Biodun Omoleye, assured the donor that the state government would use the ambulances for the purpose it was donated.
Fayemi promised that his administration would continue to promote a business friendly atmosphere that would guarantee the success of private institutions in the state.
“It is quite the prayer and desire of the people of the state that this pandemic find its way out of the country.
“We appreciate your gesture at this time. We are proud to be associated with you and we pray that your business will continue to grow higher, you will never lack in any of your endeavour.
“We are already partnering with you because you have your customers among Ekiti residents; we will continue to offer you the best.
“These ambulances will be used for the purposes it was meant for. You can be assured of that. We look forward to a greater partnership with you,” the governor said.
The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, in her remarks, said the ambulances which were well-equipped with state- of -the-art facilities would save lives.
Yaya-Kolade revealed that the state government had conducted pilot testing in four Local Governments of the State with the use of Geographical Information System (GIS) to locate household that would be tested.
She said that the equipment in the ambulances could be used to stabilize any patient in critical condition.
The Commissioner revealed that the state had recorded a total 63 persons that tested positive to the virus, while 40 had been treated and discharged, 21 currently receiving treatment and only two deaths recorded.
Also the Special Adviser to the Governor on Development Partnerships, Mrs Margaret Fagboyo appreciated MTN for being part of the spirited individuals contributing to the course of fighting the scourge in the state.
The representative of MTN foundation, Mr Abayomi Ogunleye, who is the Team Leader for Ekiti State, said the donation was part of MTN efforts in supporting the state government to fight Coronavirus in the state.
Abayomi was accompanied by the Sales and Distribution for Ondo State, Mr Temitope Ogunsola and other staffs of the organisation.
He said that MTN as an organization, put people and the environment where it operated in the fore which was why it donated the two ambulances.
MTN Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of MTN Nigeria.
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