303 views | Elochukwu Benjamin | March 28, 2020
Anambra State Government today received a cheque for five million naira (#5,000,000) from MP-Infrastructure Limited, as a donation towards its efforts at battling the coronavirus challenge in the state.
The cheque was presented by Dr. Clem Nwogbo, Group Chairman, M-P Infrastructure Ltd, Promoters Of Awka Millennium City Project, at a brief ceremony at the SSG’s Conference Hall, Government House, Awka.
The cheque was received on behalf of the State COVID-19 Task Force, by the Secretary to Anambra State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu.
Presenting the cheque, Dr Nwogbo represented by Mr Tony Nwume, said they were impressed by the efforts being made by Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano towards managing the whole situation.
“Governor Obiano has shown exceptional courage and leadership at this time leading from the front. As the Chairman of Anambra State Covid-19 Task Force, we commend the various measures announced with his team to ensure that Ndi Anambra is safe and that we stop the spread of the virus in our communities.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, we at M-P Infrastructure Ltd, promoters of Awka Millennium City project are aware of the enormous resources the state government requires to adequately ensure that its Covid-19 prevention activities are effective and successful. For this reason, we are supporting the Anambra state government’s efforts in that regard with the sum of Five Million naira. This is the first of the series of interventions and support to the state government over the coming months,” he said.
He said the company has also concluded arrangements through its agriculture subsidiary to donate 1,000 chickens to select motherless babies homes in the state.
According to him, “This is our way of being our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers at this challenging time, especially with the announced closure of Anambra markets from Monday, 30th March 2020. The selected motherless babies home can now commit their resources to other areas of need.”
Responding, the Chief Of Staff to the Governor, Primus Odili said the time is now for expression of genuine love for one another if the society must overcome the COVID-19 challenge.
“The State Government is already committing enormous resources to battle this challenge but no single government can undertake this task. We need the support of both individuals and corporate bodies to pull through this challenge. As citizens, you are required to stay home and endeavour to avoid all activities that can expose you to the virus. Government has taken decisive action towards this challenge but the citizens must comply with them if we are going to make it through,” Odili emphasized.