A former Inspector General of Police, Mr. Sulaiman Abba, has doled out Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits worth N3 million to support Jigawa State in the control of the spread of Coronavirus.
Making the presentation to the state government, on Wednesday, Mr. Abba said the fight against the pandemic has become imperative to all and sundry especially those that are well endowed to support the government through whatever means.
The former police chief, who hails from Gwaram Local Government Area of the state, said the items that consist of face masks, hand sanitisers, hand gloves, medicated soaps and wash hand containers would be shared amongst the 27 local councils of the state.
He said the gesture was made to support and protect health workers whom he said are the front liners in the fight against the disease to have adequate protection from the pandemic while in the course of discharging their duties.
While receiving the materials, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abba Zakari, said the items would be judiciously put to use as desired by the donor adding that, “Such support is never too small or big as the pandemic has continued to wreck havoc across the globe”.