by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Three fully-equipped ambulances and 50,000 reusable face-masks from BUA Foundation – a charity arm of BUA International Group – have been donated to the Bauchi State Government.
The state governor, Alhaji Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, received the vehicles and items on behalf of his government recently in Bauchi.
The governor commended BUA Group for their “humanitarian gesture and steady efforts” in supporting the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, saying that, the donation did not come early, but the state still needs the facilities, as “It is better late than never.”
According to him, the donation of the ambulances and the face-masks is to show that the pandemic is not yet over, stressing that the state government was ready to partner with the foundation.
He urged the COVID-19 Response Team in the state, which is being chaired by state deputy governor, Senator Baba Tela, to make judicious use of the facilities to stamp out the pandemic from the state.
While making the donation, chairman of the Foundation, Alhaji Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu, stated that a new trend of the COVID-19 pandemic is surfacing again in some countries of Europe, America and Nigeria, amongst others.
Represented by former Minister of State for Health, Dr. Idi Ali Hong, Alhaji Rabiu noted that the donation of the ambulances and face-masks is to support the state government in its fight against the pandemic, stressing that the government has done remarkably well in containing the spread of the disease as well as executing laudable projects in the state.