Chinese Business Community Association, Kano state Branch, donates different kinds of items to Kano state government to help curb the threat and spread of COVID-19 in the state.
This was disclosed in a statement signed and issued to newsmen on Friday by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abba Anwar.
Presenting the items, which included 5,000 test kits, 126,000 disposable protective masks, 660 protective medical clothes, 660 protective face shields and 660 pairs of protective goggles, Chinese representative commended governor Ganduje.
Other items donated including 1,800 N95 medical masks, Mr Mike Zhang, ‘Wakilin Mutanen China a Kano’ Chinese Representative in Kano said, the donation was part of their efforts to support the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Zhang was represented by Mr. Zyiu Bin Kevin of Chinese Business Association in the state.
“I am hereby submitting the relief materials to you sir to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. We pray and wish that Kano state government will win the fight against Coronavirus and bounce back again economically.”
The Executive Director Northern Operations of Fidelity Bank, Hassan Imam who represented the Managing Director of the bank, donated the sum of N10 million on behalf of the bank, assuring their continued support for the development of the state.
Imam Said that, “We are very happy to see that the number of positive cases in Kano are going down. We all understand that the efforts of the Governor as the Captain of the ship, are helping the fight against the pandemic.”
Dantata, the Co-Chairman of the Fund Raising Committee assured judicious use of all the donations given by the organisations, insisting that, “All other contributions we got before now, were utilised judiciously.”
He also commended the effort of the state government, under governor Ganduje for doing all the needful in responding to the pandemic, in the best way.
Governor Ganduje appreciated all the gestures coming from the Chinese business community and the Fidelity Bank.
Ganduje said, “For a very long time we have been partners in progress, in all spheres of our life. What you have just done shows your concern on the health of our people. And it also strengthens our relationship.”
“To the Chinese community, all the items they brought were very important in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
“And we are happy to receive them, because we will add to what we have and continue protecting and saving the lives of our frontline workers.”