COVID-19: NLNG donates to Edo, Adamawa


Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) has donated medical equipment to Edo and Adamawa states as part of its contribution to the N11.4 billion oil and gas industry collaborative initiative, spearheaded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edo and Adamawa states are the fourth and fifth state respectively to benefit from the company’s COVID-19 donations under the initiative worth N476 million. Other states that have benefited include Lagos, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states.

The donations were made by NLNG’s managing director/chief executive officer, Tony Attah, who was represented by the general manager, external relations and sustainable development, Eyono Fatayi-Williams.

The donations worth over N234 million will go to support COVID-19 response by the state governments as well as support the Stella Obasanjo Memorial Hospital, Benin and the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.

The equipment donated in Edo State include electric 4-section profiling hospital beds, alpha active mattresses, portable patient monitors with digital technology, dual-channel IBP, EtCO2 (sidestream) – PHASEIN, thermal array recorders, wall mount for truscope series, volumetric infusion pumps, boxes of infusomat space line standard, infusion syringe pumps, boxes of perfusor line, perfusor syringes (20ml and 50ml) and docking stations for pumps among others.

In Adamawa State, NLNG donated ventilators, syringe pumps, suction machines, defibrillators, ICU bed, bedside cabinets, mattresses, pillows, hospital cart (resuscitation carts), I-Stat reagent/blood gas/electrolytes analyser, I-Stat cartridge and analyser, infusion pumps, haematology auto-analysers, chemistry analyser and blood/fluid warmer among others.

In a brief remark, Attah emphasised the need for Nigerians to stay on course to defeat the virus, adding that NLNG’s contribution to the fight against COVID-19 was in line with its vision of “…helping to build a better Nigeria”.

Attah commended the state governments for its persistence and resilience in fighting the pandemic and effectively managing the impact on the lives of Nigerians and the economy.

Earlier, NLNG had made donations to the Rivers State Government, Bonny Local Government, the base of its operations and to residents of Bonny Island with medical supplies and materials worth about N1billion.