Coronavirus: Lebanese Community Donates Food, Other Items To FCT

 

The Embassy of Lebanon in cooperation with its Lebanese community in Abuja has initiated a Voluntary Fund to donate food items and consumable products to the FCT Task Force on COVID-19.

Mr. Houssam Diab, the Ambassador of Lebanon to Nigeria together with a group of representatives of the Lebanese community in the FCT, met with the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammed Musa Bello, on Wednesday 22, April 2020, to hand over the donations consisting of the following items:

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Rice 6000 bags 5kg ,Flour 600 bags 50kg, Spaghetti 500 cartons , Tomato paste 800 cartons , Soya oil 3000 pieces / 250 cartons, Palm oil 1875 pieces / 150 cartons, Indomie 3900 carton, Soap 455 cartons, Water 2000 cartons.

This initiative by the Lebanese community towards their fellow Nigerian sisters and brothers residing in the FCT, is meant to alleviate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the livelihood of the most vulnerable amongst the Nigerian FCT population, and to further consolidate the palliative measures taken by the Honorable FCT Minister and his task force in this respect.

The move complements similar donation initiatives that have been taken by the Lebanese community in Nigeria at large and in Lagos, Kano and Portharcourt in particular, as a token of loyalty and appreciation from the Lebanese community to their second country Nigeria and to the great people of Nigeria who have embraced them as their own.

The Embassy of Lebanon in Abuja together with the Lebanese community take this opportunity to thank His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari , the Federal Government , the Honorable Minister Mallam Muhammed Bello and the FCT team for their exceptional efforts confronting the Corona Virus pandemic while keeping the FCT and Nigeria safe.

COVID-19: Lebanese Community Extends Donations To Security Agencies, Health Facilities In Kano

 

As Kano State continues to record more cases of the COVID-19, the Lebanese Community in the state has donated Personal Protective Equipment to health workers across the state as part of its contributions to help in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The Honorary Consul of Lebanon, Mr. Khalil Muselmani and his Crisis Cell Team donated the items to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital where the NCDC Testing center is situated.

“The community has collectively shown their support and appreciation by offering a token of appreciation for ‘Key Workers and all those on the front line,” the Consul said.

Items donated included: 50 PPE suits, 300 Oxygen masks, 2 Oxygen Concentrators, antiseptics; 12 pieces of 1litre Shampoo, 30 pairs of boots; 1000 pairs of hand gloves, sprayers, among other things.

The Consul further thanked every health care professional who in the course of his/her duty is risking their own life for the sake of others.

“We pray that God protects and blesses you in this, your gallant duty to every single individual in Kano. We are eternally grateful for you.”

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Meanwhile, the community also extended the donation to various security formations across the State for their “relentless effort” and dedication in protecting every individual in the state.

At the Zone 1 Headquarters, the Consul informed the AIG that they are aware that the officers and men will be working hard in the coming days to ensure compliance of the lockdown directives, hence they decided to collectively bring a token to them.

It included sugar, salt, rice, groundnut oil, tomato paste; seasoning and other provisions packaged together in boxes for each family.

“Security is of utmost importance at this difficult time and we thank all Security Forces, in particular, the Police for all their work, we are truly grateful,” the group said.

Receiving the items, AIG Zone 1, thanked the Lebanese Community for the donations and concerns for the welfare of security personnel during this difficult period.

“I want to assure you that the Nigerian Police will not relent in our efforts to ensure adequate protection of lives and property of anyone living in Kano, you have indeed shown to us that you are the children of Kano and that you are ready to live and die with us”.

Last week, the Lebanese Community had donated food items and other personal protective equipment worth over N100m to the state government as part of their donation to the state’s fundraising committee.