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COVID-19: Gbajabimila Inspects FCT Isolation Centre


The Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over efforts put collectively by some stakeholders to contribute to the combat in opposition to COVID-19 within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

That is in line with a press release by Lanre Lasisi, Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Speaker, Home of Representatives.

Based on the communique, Gbajabiamila spoke when he paid an inspection go to to one of many isolation centres in FCT situated on the Thisday Dome, the place he famous that the motion by the Sahara Group, Thisday Media Group and CCECC who put assets collectively for the conversion of the occasion centre to an over 300-bed isolation centre was commendable and worthy of emulation.

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The Speaker, who was accompanied by Chairmen of the Home Committees on Well being Service, Well being Establishments and the Advert hoc Committee on Covid-19, Rep. Tanko Sununu, Rep. Pascal Obi and Rep. Haruna Mshelia respectively, amongst others was obtained on the facility by the Minister of State for Well being, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, the Chairman of Thisday Media Group, Nduka Obaigbena, Chief Govt Officer of Sahara Group, Tope Shonubi, amongst others.

Noting that the go to was a part of the oversight duty of the Home, the Speaker mentioned: “What I’m seeing right here at present is even past my expectation, a complete well-equipped facility, about 300-bed isolation centre.

“The those who put this collectively thought of all the pieces, there’s an Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and the power is made as snug as doable for whoever is coming right here, whether or not as staff or as sufferers.

“We’re right here as a part of our oversight to see what’s going on and the state of preparedness. We’re comfortable as a result of with services like this may guarantee correct administration of the virus that appears to have ravaged the entire world.

“That is commendable for the three teams, who’ve deployed the usage of their Company Social Duty (CSR) into the institution of this place. There can’t be any Company Social Responsibly past this,” Gbajabiamila mentioned.

On his half, the Minister of State for Well being, Mamora, mentioned from what was placed on floor, the considerations over the place to maintain contaminated folks after being examined and confirmed have been addressed with the power.

He mentioned the centre would go a good distance within the combat in opposition to Covid-19 within the FCT and the nation as a complete.

Thisday Newspapers Chairman, Obaigbena and Sahara Group CEO, Shonubi mentioned the necessity for all fingers to be on deck to sort out the illness was the rationale they put assets collectively to place up the power.

The Speaker and his entourage have been performed spherical the power by the undertaking coordinator Dr Peter Nmadu.

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