The Sokoto State government has procured 810 foot operated mechanical mobile hand washing facilities to the general public in its continuous efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
The State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, stated the development at the presentation of the machines and donation of the soaps by the State Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF and Unilever Nigeria Plc in Government House, Sokoto.
Governor Tambuwal said the hand washing equipment would go a long way in underscoring the message that people need to continuously wash their hands to protect them from getting infected with the COVID-19 disease.
He explained that state government deemed it necessary to provide the facilities in view of their importance in fighting the disease which requires consistence hand washing machines and soaps.
The Governor thanked Unilever company and UNICEF for donating the items to support the fight against the deadly virus in the State.
He also maintained that the machines would be distributed to public places which include Mosques, Churches, Markets, Hospitals among others across the 23 local government areas.
Earlier in his address, the Special Adviser on Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agenct, Alhaji Sani Naguru thanked the governor for approving the production of the machines.
He said the machines would be distributed across the 23 local governments in the state
In a related development, BUA Plc also donated 3 brand new ambulances to the Sokoto State government to boost its effort to fight against the COVID-19 disease.
The donation was presented by Plant Director Plant BUA Cement Sokoto, Engineer Aminu Bashar, on behalf of the Managing Director of the company.
Responding after the donation, Governor Tambuwal thanked the company for giving the state government another donation in addition to the N100 million naira it donated earlier.
Tambuwal also thanked all those who contributed in one way or the other in the fight against the Corona virus disease in the state.
Similarly, Unilever Nigeria Limited, has donated 879,000 pieces of Sunlight bar soaps as part of its corporate social responsibility to checkmate the virus.
Source: Voice of Nigeria