Following reports of the havoc COVID-19 virus wreaked on some countries after it broke out in Wuhan city of China, the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee advised nations on January 23, 2020, to “be prepared for containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation and case management, contact tracing and prevention of onward spread of 2019-nCoV infection, and to share full data with WHO.”
The fast-spreading virus was declared public health emergency of international concern by WHO on January 30, 2020, it thereafter found its way to Nigeria on the 27th of February 2020.
It was glaring Nigeria, like some countries, wasn’t prepared to respond effectively to the pandemic, obviously evident from the shortage of human resources, testing kits, and laboratories at that time. This raised more concerns among citizens on the number of infections and fatalities that would be recorded before there is a vaccine or cure to the deadly virus.
Before the outbreak of Coronavirus, Nigeria which was grappling to get hold of its weak economy had just 350 ventilators and 350 ICU beds for its entire population of over 200 million.
Nigeria however received donations from different people and organisations among which includes Adron Homes and Properties.
Adron Homes and Properties, under the leadership of Aare Oba Adetola Emmanuelking, made a cash donation of N100 million to five States Government to assist them in the fight against the pandemic. The five States; Nasarawa, Lagos, Oyo, FCT, Ogun received N20 million each.
The cash donation was a major boost in the procurement of essential items as State Government do not need to wait on the Federal Government for certain things that can quickly be taken care of.
Efforts of men of the Nigerian Police in securing lives and properties when activities of hoodlums increased as a result of the lockdown imposed across the country, were also acknowledged by Adron Homes which donated relief materials worth N20 million. The relief materials (facemasks, thousands of hand sanitisers, thousands of cartons of noodles, thousands of bags of Semovita) were distributed to six Southwest States of Nigeria; Oyo, Osun, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo and Ekiti.
The Property firm also donated food items and palliative (beverages, milk, hand sanitisers and toiletries) to the elderly and the homeless in Nasarawa, Ogun, Lagos, Oyo and F.C.T in a bid to mitigate the economic effect of the lockdown imposed by the Government to curb the spread of the virus.
For its worthy efforts in helping Nigeria fight COVID-19, Adron Homes and Properties Ltd is #ALEDEHCOVID-19Hero of the week.