23 Nov Lagos residents with HIV get NNPC, others’ intervention over pandemic
By Bertram Nwannekanma
To cushion the effect of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Total Upstream Nigeria Limited with its partners have joined forces together to support people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Lagos with bags of palliatives.
Also, Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, Dr. Monsurat Adeleke, said the initiative is a welcome development that deserves commendation and adoption by other corporate organization at this time.
Meanwhile, Cycology Club has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Eti-Osa COVID-19 Isolation Centre jointly set up by the Lagos State government and Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) for the treatment of coronavirus patients in the state. The club also provided palliatives to street sweepers in Lagos to cushion the effect of the lockdown on the beneficiaries.
The Club Captain, Tunde Laoye, said the organisation had to extend the palliatives to the street sweepers to encourage them to continue to carry on their task during this lockdown. Over 200 1kg bags of rice, beans and garri, as well as salt and vegetable oil, were donated to the street sweepers, who applauded the club for the gesture.
Also, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Secretary of the club, Yejide Taiwo, said though the club often reaches out to the vulnerable in the society as part of its CSR, it became particularly necessary to assist the street sweepers who, since the lockdown, have continued to keep the streets and the environment clean for others.