The Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation (SABMF) has commenced the donation of 30,000 face masks to the Northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, as part of efforts to support the government in containing the spread of coronavirus.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, Engineer Abubakar Gambo Umar, disclosed this over the weekend when he led management staff of the foundation for a donation of 1500 pieces of branded face masks to Kaduna State government.
Making the presentation, the MD/CEO said it was part of the foundation’s modest contribution to efforts of the Northern state governments in curtailing the spread of the virus.
“We embarked on massive media campaign on precautionary measures such as constant washing of hands with soap and water, use of face masks and alcohol-based sanitisers and maintaining physical social distancing among others.
“The donation of the 30,000 face masks to the Northern states and the FCT is the second phase, and we hope to carry out the third phase any time soon,” he assured.
Management staff on the entourage of the MD/CEO were the Director Finance and Administration, Dr Haruna Mohammed Jumare and the Deputy Director Administration and Protocol, Alhaji Mohammed Sadiq.
The Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation was founded by the Governors of the 19 northern states of Nigeria in cooperation with the associates, friends, admirers and well-wishers of the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, KBE, the Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of the former northern region.
The Foundation which is a hybrid grant making, grant receiving, not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation, was established to foster the legacy of leadership and good governance bequeathed by Sir Ahmadu Bello for the human and economic development of northern Nigeria.
Its office is located in Kaduna, the former capital of the northern region and currently capital of Kaduna State.