APM Terminals has financed a chartered flight to deliver essential health supplies procured under the auspices of the United Nations to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
The Managing Director of APM Terminals Nigeria, Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed, who confirmed this development in a statement, said the chartered flight delivered the essential items to Nigeria on April 16.
“It is very important to keep the flow of especially food supplies, medicine and personal protective equipment running to best navigate the COVID-19 breakout and its consequences.
“We see that clearly all over the world, not least in the countries which already are exposed. We are therefore happy to support UNICEF in flying vital equipment to families in Nigeria,” he said.
Ahmed said the gesture was in addition to the contribution of N75m to the United Nations in Nigeria Basket Fund to boost the efforts of the Federal Government in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic; and the contribution of another N200m directly into the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Relief Fund Account with the Central Bank of Nigeria.
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He also said that the company spent N25m on creating community awareness through the media as well as on fliers to sensitise Nigerians about the pandemic.
According to the statement, the chartered flight, which landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, brought in various health items made up of 10,000 test kits, 15 oxygen concentrators, and various PPE, vaccines, IEHK/PEP kits, and other vital health supplies acquired by the UN.
APMT said, “The supplies will support the Federal Government, through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, to prevent and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in affected states across the country.
“We are happy to lend a helping hand at this critical time. COVID-19 is no respecter of persons, boundaries or territories. All hands must, therefore, be on deck to curtail its spread across the world.

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