Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) has donated medical items to the Lagos State government to aid the fight against COVID19 and cushion the effect of the lockdown.
According to the company, the donated items were, 100 pieces of Overall Protective (Personal Protective Equipment), 1,500 pieces of hand sanitizers, 43 packs of masks.
The Group Executive Director, Commercial and Business Development of NAHCO, Mr. Saheed Lasisi, said, “The government has really done well in tackling the pandemic and as a responsible company, we decided to give our own little token to support. To those people who still think the pandemic is a gimmick, I think they are ignorant or intend to play politics with it. This is not a joke. If something has affected over two million people around the world with about 130,000 deaths, it shows this is not a joke, but real. So, everyone should go back to the drawing board, listen to our government and play safe. People should stop playing games with ignorance, it won’t lead us anywhere.”
Lasisi explained that it will further donate more items to the Lagos State government to boost its performance in fighting the virus.
He urged Nigerians to adhere strictly to the directive of the government, citing Italy and Spain as striking examples for places where avoidance of lockdown directive has affected.
“You should know that the number one industry that this thing would affect is aviation. If aircraft don’t fly, no one in the industry makes any money, which means about 90-95 percent of our revenues would be eroded. Even, after the pandemic, before you start having the kind of numbers that you used to have, it may take three months or six months. We all know the year 2020 will not be a good year for all of us financially. We just hope this pandemic will be over so that we can go back to our usual business,” he said.