By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
As part contributions towards stemming the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, Vandrezzer Football Club (VFC) donated cartons of hand sanitizers to the Lagos State government on Friday, March 20, 2020. The Nigeria National League (NNL) club made this know in a post on their verified social media handles.
The cartons totaling twenty five (700 bottles) were delivered to the Lagos House Clinic, Marina, by Vandrezzer FC management team led by the club Manager, Fatai Olayinka, and consisting
the Group and VFC Secretary Philip Iseh, VFC Merchandise Sales Coordinator, Chibuike Onyenanu and
Vandrezzer Energy Head of Operations, Yinka Ajani.
According to Fatai Olayinka, the decision to support Lagos was due to the fact that the state is hardest hit by COVID-19 and the major entry point into the country.
“Lagos is the major entry point into Nigeria and needs every attention because anything that happens in Lagos will likely spread across the entire country” said Olayinka.
He also added “our major sponsors, Vandrezzer Energy has it’s corporate office in Lagos, so it’s very apt that we give back to them”.
Receiving the hand sanitizers on behalf of Lagos State government, resident doctor Lagos House Clinic, Dr Dipo Olurin expressed gratitude at the gesture, describing the Vandrezzer Group as a whole, as a responsible organization that understands the essence of corporate social responsibility. Dipo said “I assure you that this gesture will not go unnoticed in our fight against the dreaded virus which is ravaging the world. We would put these items to the best use and by God’s grace, COVID-19 will be defeated in Nigeria and the entire world”.
Vandrezzer FC attention will now turn to Akwa Ibom State on Monday, March 23, 2020, where the club will also show support to the people and government of Akwa Ibom State in this fight.
The state is yet to confirm any case of COVID-19, but as a preventive measure, the club intends to donate hand sanitizers to the people of Akwa Ibom state.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), regular washing of hands and use of sanitizer will help curb the spread of the deadly virus. Additionally, everyone is advised to maintain safe distance with people and ensure they avoid social gatherings as much as possible.
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