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03.03.2021 Africa

Ecowas Commission/WAHO Receives Donation Of 10,000 Face Masks

By ECOWAS (CEDEAO)
Mr. Cyprian Orakpo, Mr. Mamadou Traore, Prof. Stanley Okolo and  Mrs Halima Ahmed
LISTEN MAR 3, 2021
Mr. Cyprian Orakpo, Mr. Mamadou Traore, Prof. Stanley Okolo and Mrs Halima Ahmed

ECOWAS/WAHO has received a donation of 10,000 Medical-surgical face mask from Transgreen Nigeria Limited’s, today Friday, 26th February 2021 at the headquarters of the ECOWAS Commission.

The Managing Director, Transgreen Nigeria Limited, Mr. Cyprian Orakpo, while handing over the O-CARE medical face masks explained that these masks were produced locally in Nigeria to international standard which has helped the homegrown businesses by boosting the economy, creating jobs and also drastically reducing the import of face masks.

O-Care medical mask have been produced in compliance with WHO standard and in different colours to encourage the wearing of masks by all.

The Commissioner of Industry and Private Sector Promotion, Mr Mamadou TRAORE recalled how his department with the collaboration of WAHO/RCSDC had gone round the region promote private sector development by collating data and inspecting manufacturing industries within the region that could support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with the production and supply of medical supplies to ECOWAS region. He congratulated the company in making face mask more accessible to the citizens of the region at low cost but of high quality.

Prof. Stanley Okolo, /Director General of WAHO, recalled how scarce the N95 masks were at the beginning of the pandemic last year, and how he was at the company's launch on their factory in Lagos year. Out of necessity, development emerges he said. He thank the company for this donation and impressed that the quality must be standardised to export level. We must patronise our own he ended.

Mrs. Halima Ahmed, Commissioner of Finance, received the donation on behalf of the President of the Commissioner, H.E. Jean-Claude Kassi Brou while hailing the indigenous company on its entrepreneurship and zeal to put West Africa on the map.

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