Nigeria was faced with a tough moment when the COVID-19 infections, which was first discovered in the country on 27th February 2020, soared within months, stretching the Government’s resources.
There is no gainsaying that the deadly virus also made Nigerians realise how stronger they are when they are united after individuals and businesses stood together to tackle the greatest public health challenge of a generation. They supported the Government in controlling and subduing the fast-spreading virus, strengthening and advancing health services, and supporting millions of Nigerians to stay safe and healthy during the period.
Tolaram Group, the promoters of Indomie Noodles, Power Oil, Hypo, Kellogg’s, Dano, Colgate, and many more household brands in Nigeria, was also one of the organisations that responded swiftly during the nation’s most challenging time.
The Group announced a donation of the sum of N1bn worth of cash and products to the Nigerian Government to boost the efforts in combating the spread of COVID-19 as well as for the treatment of diagnosed individuals in the country.
“We believe that no amount of support is too much during this trying global challenge. We also believe our contribution will go a long way to expand the health capabilities on the ground, especially testing, isolation, provision of treatment facilities, and the humanitarian palliative measures which are essential to curb the spread of the virus and support Nigerians in its aftermath,” said Haresh Aswani, the Managing Director of Tolaram Group.
The donation was in addition to the thousands of cartons of food products and Hypo disinfectant it donated to multiple State Governments, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in the country.
The group was also involved in the feeding of internally displaced persons, police professionals, and providing product support to medical personnel in Lagos and Abuja along with setting up the disinfectant tunnel in 20 major markets across Lagos to prevent the spread of the virus.
Tolaram Group also partnered with the NCDC to enlighten and create an awareness campaign that will educate Nigerians on COVID-19 through various media channels, based on World Health Organisation’s guidelines for safety at this period.
Furthermore, the group, in collaboration with other private sector companies, contributed to setting up a 110-bed intensive care centre, fully equipped with all necessary world-class medical equipment including ventilators, for the treatment of infected and recovering people. The medical facility was handed over to the Lagos State Government and commissioned by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
For its proactive support in helping the Government contain the spread of the life-threatening virus, Tolaram Group is #ALEDEHCOVID-19Hero of the week.