(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – As part of its ongoing support for the Federal Government’s COVID-19 efforts, the private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has donated testing equipment worth N1.4 billion to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
Materials donated include: Real-Time PCR System, Gloves, Latex, RNA Extraction Kits, four well PCR strips, 96 well semi- skirted PCR Plates, 0.5 -10ul(96 Rack), 100 -1000ul (768/pack) (4/box), Oral and Nasal Swab Sets, Tongue Depressors and Viral Transport Media.
The presentation of the equipment was made by the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, represented by Zouera Youssoufou, the Chief Executive Officer of Aliko Dangote Foundation, ADF, in Lagos, on behalf of the corporate coalition, who disclosed that the testing materials were meant for all Nigerians.
The test kits are projected to take care of 26000 tests across the country. CACOVID is giving this to the NCDC which is responsible for managing the coronavirus crisis in the country. It is expected to distribute the materials to the various ministries of health across the country.