Nigerian Army collaborates with FCTA to fight COVID -19

The Nigeria Army has said that it remained resolute in supporting the effort of the federal government in ensuring the welfare and well-being of its citizens.

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenants Colonel Yusuf Tukur Buratai, revealed this Wednesday in Abuja while presenting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to the FCT Administration in its quest to curtail the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 in the territory.

Buratai who was represented by Major General Hamza Ibrahim Bature said the gesture was part of the Nigerian Army cooperate social responsibility as well as the continuation of the Nigeria Army’s drive to straighten the civil military relationship.

He added that the gesture was also part of the Nigerian Army’s effort in supporting the nation’s fight against the dreaded COVID-19 in the FCT.

He said, “We are here to present on behalf of the Nigeria Army Personal Protecting Equipment (PPE). It is my pleasure to deliver to you the following items, protecting suit- 100 copies, face mask- 2000 pieces, hand sanitizer- 200 pieces, hand bin- 1000 pieces and 120 buckets”.

The Chief of Army Staff said he hope the items donated to the administration will go a long way in supporting the FCTadministration efforts in curbing the COVID -19 pandemic in the territory.

Receiving the items on behalf of the administration, the FCT Minister, Malam Mohammed Musa Bello commended the Nigerian Army for the donations towards the fight to reap the city out of the dreaded Coronavirus.

Malam Bello assured the army command that the items donated will go a long way in supporting the administration’s fight against the COVID-19.

Making her remarks, the FCT minister of state, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu who is also the chairman FCT COVID-19 palliative committee noted that the scourge will come to an end in no distance time but the relationship between the Nigerian Army and the Chief of Army Staff and the FCT administration will remain for a long time.

While commenting on the interstate ban nationwide to curtail the spread of the dreaded coronavirus, Dr Aliyu solicited the support of the Nigerian Army to compliment the effort of the administration in protecting the territory against those coming into the city from neighbouring states and those going out of the territory to infect other people.

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