Axxela Limited has made a multimillion naira donation of 5,000kg of medical oxygen to Lagos State Government, the epicentre of Nigeria’s fight against deadly coronavirus.
Speaking on the initiative, Axxela’s CEO, Bolaji Osunsanya said “As an economic enabler, we have taken active steps to engage the government on pain points, and the seamless synergy between the private and public sector will help us overcome this crisis.
As an essential services provider, Axxela has ensured that our business enterprise continues to function optimally to provide uninterrupted natural gas supply to critical businesses and infrastructure. Accordingly, we have prioritised natural gas supply to power plants that supply electricity to medical facilities, as well as industrial producers of fast- moving consumer goods critical to the well-being and sustenance of many during this period.”
With 20 years of business operations in Nigeria and its expansion to West African region, Axxela has built a culture of safety and a reliable reputation of empowering industries and communities by delivering value-adding energy solutions for socio-economic growth and empowerment.
According to Axxela’s Community Relations and Security Manager, Aloiye Aigbonoga, the donation is part of Axxela’s holistic contributions to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus in Nigeria. He said, “As the world deals with a rapid infection rate, we have a responsibility to buckle down and collaborate effectively to fight against the raging pandemic. We applaud the leadership of our state and federal governments and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the selfless endeavours of all.
Recall, President Muhammadu Buhari announced a sum of N10 billion grant to Lagos State, being the epicentre of the virus, while N5 billion was allocated to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
While other corporate organisation such as Access Bank, Zenith Bank and Guaranty Trust Bank gave N1 billion each with facilities for isolation centre. Other individuals who have donated N1billion each include Aliko Dangote, Tony Elumelu, Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Herbert Wigwe, Segun Agbaje, Tim Ovie and Emmanuel Lazarus who gave N2 billion, while Atiku Abubakar gave N50 million and N10 million from Tuface Idibia.