July 5, 2020

By Adekunle Adeniyi/TnTv Network

The Nigerian Police has taken delivery of protective medical equipment as part of effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Presented by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the gesture was to encourage  police personnel in the discharge of their duties without exposing them to the coronavirus danger.

Mohammed Sambo (Executive Secretary NHIS)


NHIS Executive secretary Mohammed Sambo who presented the items to the police authorities said the equipment were to ensure safety of  police personnel  who are  also at  the front line while enforcing government directives against the pandemic.

Assistant Inspector General of Police, Austin Agbonlahor receiving a prototype of the PPE from NHIS E.S

Sambo expressed optimism that the equipment will encourage security presonnel discharge their duties without fear of contracting the deadly disease.

Coordinator of the presidential taskforce on covid-19, Doctor Aliyu Sani encouraged other government agencies to emulate NHIS and donate equipment to the taskforce to cater for those in need of it. He said the taskforce prefers commodity to funds.

Coordinator of the presidential taskforce on covid-19, Doctor Aliyu Sani

The police on their part assured of judicious utilization of the items. Assistant Inspector General of Police, Austin Agbonlahor who received the items on behalf of  IGP Mohammed  Adamu said the items would be spread among police commands across the country.

Items delivered to the police include; 240 face masks , 500 packs of hand gloves, 125 temperature  testing equipment and 500 pieces of protective suits among others.

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