As part of efforts towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Lagos State, Infinix Mobility Limited has donated relief materials worth millions of Naira to the Lagos State Government.
Receiving the package on behalf of the State Government, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals and Investment, Mrs. Solape Hammond described the move as encouraging, stating that it will complement the government’s relief package.
Mrs. Hammond pointed out that the donation shows the Company’s concern for the vulnerable persons in the society, acknowledging that the organisation has joined many others that have put resources together to support Lagos State.
According to her, the government is making lots of provisions to cater for Lagosians but the reality is that beyond the 10 million Lagosians who are at the poverty line, there are families who, ordinarily, have the ability to provide for their household but the lockdown has made things difficult for them.
“We have been living up to our civic responsibility and we encourage, support and appreciate corporate institutions, civil societies, organisations and individuals who have joined the State in its stead to put an end to the ravaging virus. As we fight to break the chain of transmission by putting different measures in place, we are also aware of the socio-economic impact of these measures on residents. Therefore, Government is not relenting in its efforts to provide succour for its citizens”, Hammond emphasised.
She revealed that the fight to keep all Lagosians safe and alive is everyone’s responsibility, adding that the State welcomes initiatives that will strengthen its commitment to delivering excellence at all times.
The Special Adviser also confirmed that the State has a formalised platform for volunteering, which is open to everyone who wants to engage and support the government initiatives, inviting people to register on lsvc.ng to become part of the group.
In his remarks, the Infinix Brand Representative, Mr. Opeyemi Adewunmi submitted that the initiative is geared towards supporting the State Government’s effort to alleviate the pain of people who are suffering from the consequences of the health crisis.
“As our socially responsible brand has continued in its venture of impacting society, we are confident that the partnership with the State Government will go a long way to put smiles on the faces of thousands of households”, Adewunmi stated.
The Brand Representative disclosed that each of the 2000 relief packages contains food items like; rice, beans, cassava flakes, a bottle of groundnut oil and palm oil, stressing that the protective face mask included in the package is to help convey the message to the people that their priority must be to stay safe.
Speaking further, he affirmed that, in addition to the relief package, Infinix Mobility also provided 4,000 units of face masks and 20 Infrared head thermometers to be distributed across 20 hospitals and government health offices within Lagos state.
While stating that the only weapon against the lethal virus is for residents to stay indoors, adhere to all preventive measures and maintain proper hygiene, Adewunmi enjoined other organisations to rise up to the occasion and support the government and its people in the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic in the State.