In a bid to complement the efforts of the government to stop the spread of the COVID-19, members of the National Youths Service Corps NYSC in Oyo State have donated protective items to the state.
The state coordinator of NYSC, Mrs. Grace Ogbuogebe, disclosed this at the event where Corps Members under the SAED program made a donation of hand sanitizers, face masks and liquid wash produced by them to the Oyo State Government.
The State Coordinator stated that the decision of the Corpers to produce the protective items was made following the challenge and directive of the Director-General of the scheme Brig. Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim.
She stressed further that the items were produced by the corps members under the SAED project is 99 percent World Health Organization (WHO) standard.
While making the donation to the Oyo State Government at the Ministry of Health State Secretariat Ibadan, the State Coordinator declared that the Oyo State Government through the supervising ministry (Ministry of Youth and Sports) has always supported the scheme in the State. “In this trying period which requires collective efforts and expertise, the NYSC Oyo State has taken up the challenge to assist the State Government within its capacity to combat the pandemic”.
The Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Sports Honourable Seun Fakorede lauded the initiative of the corps members to proffer solution to the pandemic, through their skill.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Oyo State Government, the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Victor Bello, also commended the corps members for their kind gesture.
Stating that the items donated will be judiciously put into use in the fight against COVID-19 in the State.
He said the support of the scheme is an encouragement to the frontline medical personnel while calling on the corps members to continue upholding the ideals of the National Youth Service Corps.
The items donated include four cartons of Hand Sanitizers (500ml, 200ml, 100ml), 140 pieces of re-usable face masks and two cartons of liquid wash (500ml).