The members of All Progressives Congress, United Kingdom (APC UK) earlier today, donated boxes of corona virus (COVID-19) protection kits to the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa (represented by Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun) in Abuja Nigeria, for onward distribution to health facilities in Abuja and environ. The kits included surgical latex gloves and quality face masks amongst others. The UK team was led by Dr Sheila A Okoroanyanwu who also delivered few hours sensitisation lecture to Federal Secretariat members of staff on prevention and control.
The donation was one of APC UK’s contributions to help Nigeria curb the virus outbreak. The leading Diaspora chapter of the All Progressives Congress has also supported the creation, sharing and publishing of educative videos and preventative tips on its social media platforms to enlighten Nigerians both at home and abroad on corona virus prevention and control guidelines.
The leader of the Diaspora chapter, Prince Ade Omole while commending the prompt response and scientific approach of the President Buhari-led administration in tackling reported cases in Nigeria, called on Nigerians in the Diaspora to lend a helping hand to their home country in any way, shape or form especially by sending to Nigeria equipment and surgical kits that may be useful in curbing the spread of the corona virus.
The Executives and members of APC UK stand shoulder to shoulder with Nigerians at home to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Our resilience is not in doubt, as we defeated ebola in the past, we shall overcome the challenges posed by the corona virus.
At times like these, with loved ones around the world, distances can feel greater than before. Our thoughts are with everyone who is being affected by the corona virus, either directly or indirectly.
We, as the Chapter of APC in the United Kingdom, are doing everything possible to support our members and Nigerians alike; and those who are important to them, while also ensuring the health & safety of our members, families, and communities.
We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the pandemic horizon.
*Pictures below* – Presentation at NIDCOM, Abuja.
Mr Jacob Ogunseye
APC UK Publicity Secretary