The Flour Mills of Nigeria Group (FMN) has distributed 35,000 testing kits to Kano, Lagos and other states to help the country’s fight against the novel coronavirus.
The distribution, which was done through the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), was targeted at states with the most need of the kits.
It’s good to appreciate companies that are truly impacting lives without unnecessary fanfare. See here how Flour Mills Nigeria is making a difference under the radar by donating 35,000 testing kits to increase Nigeria’s testing capacity and they have even ordered 25,000 more.
They have also donated globally scarce ventilators plus thousands of protective equipment for medical staff across the country. This is an impressive show of social responsibility
According to a breakdown of distribution, the Federal Capital Territory got 13,000 test kits delivered to NCDC’s National Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa and its Defence Reference Laboratory.
A total of 10,000 kits were delivered to Lagos state: 3,000 to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, 3,000 to 54 Gene Research, 2,000 to the Nigerian Institute for Medical Research and 2,000 to the Lagos Biobank Laboratory.
In Kano, 5,000 kits were distributed to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital and the Bayero University Kano.
The state was also supported with a ‘Lab in A Box’ which is used for rapid testing in remote locations.
For Kaduna state, 1,500 kits were delivered to the DNA Laboratory while the Irrua Teaching Hospital in Edo got 1,000 test kits.
Oyo State’s University College Hospital Virology Laboratory got 2,000 kits while the African Centre for Genomics of Infectious Diseases at the Redeemers University in Osun state got 1,000 kits.
According to Olusanya, the Group’s Chief Operating Officer, 1.5m dollars equipment and distribution of kits, the company’s Chairman, Mr John Coumantaros had also redeemed his pledge of N1 billion to the CBN led Private sector coalition against COVID-19; CACOVID.