The Nigerian Diaspora COVID-19 Support Group has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Gombe State Government to support the fight against COVID-19 in the state.
The group made the donation on Monday in Gombe through the office of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).
Mr Edward Sarki, the official representing Gombe State at NIDCOM, said that the donation would help to reduce pressure on the state’s resources, adding that it also showed that Nigerians were united in the fight against the pandemic.
He advised that the best way Nigerians could encourage the citizens in the diaspora was through their sustained support for the fight against COVID-19 and by adhering to all health protocols issued by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
While commending Nigerians in Diaspora, Sarki said that they contributed a lot to the national economy last year through repatriation of funds.
Dr. Manasseh Jatau, the Deputy Governor of Gombe State, who took delivery of donated PPE, commended the group for supporting the fight against COVID-19.
Jatau assured the group that the items would be distributed across the state to achieve the purpose for which they were donated.
The donated items include sanitisers, facemasks and materials for COVID-19 testing.