By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) branch of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies, SSASCGOC, as part of its contribution towards containing the further spread of COVID-19 in the country, has distributed Personal Protective Equipment, PPEs, worth N9.5 million to its staff and others workers in the port industry.
Abubakar Abdullahi, President of the body, who was represented by the Secretary General, Akinola Bodunde, disclosed this in Lagos. According to Abdullahi, the PPEs consisting of hand gloves, hand sanitisers, face mask and Vitamin C, were being distributed to their members and some other staff of NPA in Onne, Warri, Port Harcourt, Calabar and Lagos.
According to Abdullahi, the PPEs were distributed in two batches, with the first batch of PPEs worth N4 million distributed last month. The second batch worth N5.5 million was distributed to the various ports last week for onward dispatch to members, junior staff as well as some management staff.
Items in the second batch, according to Abdullahi, include 100 cartons of hand sanitisers and 96 cartons of vitamin C with each carton containing 30 bottles of 100 tablets each. The SSASCGOC boss explained that apart from Apapa and Tin-can Island ports, Ports and Terminal Multiple Purpose Limited, PTML and Continental Shipyard Limited, CSL, also benefitted from items.
He further noted that this was part of the Association’s Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR. Abdullahi explained that the NPA management with whom the association works closely, appreciated the effort of the association.