The Capital Market Support Committee for COVID-19 has announced the donation of 2,000 protective suits to the Lagos State Government to help battle the third wave of the pandemic in the state.
CMSCC is a Securities and Exchange Commission-led committee, set up to galvanise the capital market ecosystem to play an active role in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
According to a statement from SEC, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Mr Bola Ajomale, commended LASG for its efforts in fighting the virus in Lagos.
He said, “We thank God for continuous safety and for your team for protecting Lagos. The CMSCC takes the issue of fighting COVID-19 seriously, and we believe that all stakeholders must work together to fight this pandemic.
“We are donating these 2,000 protective suites to continue our commitment and collaboration with the Lagos State to fight the scourge.”
Ajomale noted that the CMSCC had in the past donated an ambulance and other protective devices to the state government to support the fight against COVID-19.
The Commissioner for Health, Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who received the donation, appreciated the efforts of the CMSCC and other private sector organisations for their support to the state government on the pandemic.
He was quoted as saying, “We are happy that you know that we are not yet out of woods; the battle is still on. We are under stress as a government not only on human resources but financially.
“As regards economy and health, the whole world is under stress too. Managing the economy and health is very delicate; if the economy is sick, it can lead to a breakdown of law and order. We really appreciate the donation and we will deploy and use it effectively to battle the third wave.”Follow us on social media