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CORONAVIRUS: NIMASA DONATES VENTILATORS, RESPONSE VESSELS, AND AMBULANCE TO LAGOS STATE …Jamoh Tasks Media On Awareness

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CORONAVIRUS: NIMASA DONATES VENTILATORS, RESPONSE VESSELS, AND AMBULANCE TO LAGOS STATE…Jamoh Tasks Media On Awareness

 

Dr. Bashir Jamoh, The Director-General, of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated medical equipment and items such as Ambulance, Response vessels and Ventilators to Lagos State Government towards the fight against the spread of Coronavirus.

When presenting the items to the Governor of Lagos, Dr. Jamoh said that the Agency felt it needed to make donations to Lagos as the state remains the center for the virus in Nigeria. He commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for taking charge of his response to the pandemic.

“I want to commend Mr. Governor, for his perfect leadership in the management of this pandemic, we as a regulatory Agency felt it was necessary to support the state as responsible tenants of Lagos and we hope this would go a long way in our collective effort in fighting Coronavirus”

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Dr. Jamoh also disclosed that along with the items the Agency is also assisting the Lagos state Government with a sum of N20 million, adding that the donations from the Agency are not limited to Lagos alone as all geopolitical zones would benefit from the Agency’s humanitarian gesture.

“Our donations are not limited to Lagos alone, this is just the flag-off, we will also make donations to other states affected and as well ensure that all geopolitical zones of the country benefit; this we will continue to do as we fight against this deadly scourge”, he said.

Commenting on the vessels that were made available to the state, the NIMASA DG stated that it would assist Lagos in responding to incidents in the coastal states for anchorage evacuation if need be and that the crew onboard are volunteer staff from the Agency who have been trained on manning the Fast Intervention Vessels.

Dr. Jamoh also appreciated the Federal Government for its timely response to the pandemic stating that the Government has created roles for the necessary agencies to fight the scourge. He particularly commended the efforts of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in responding to infected persons as he also appealed to the media to play their roles in sensitizing the public stressing that everyone has a role to play in the fight against the pandemic.

Receiving the items on behalf of Lagos State, the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Rabiu Olowo said the State government was overwhelmed by the goodwill and support from NIMASA.

“This is most welcomed and on behalf of the governor and the good people of Lagos State, I say thank you. As you are all aware Lagos State is the epic center of this pandemic in Nigeria. Everyone is fighting this pandemic across the globe.”

“We have seen the response of the State to this and the true leadership of Mr. Governor to fighting this. This donation will go a long way in supporting and complementing the state effort towards fighting this Coronavirus Pandemic,” he said.

Items handed over to Lagos State Government included Ventilators, Ambulance, Fast Intervention Vessels, Buses, oxygen concentrators, personal protective equipment, hand sanitizers.

NIMASA also pledged that there were handy volunteers from the Agency and experts ready to work with the government in the use of fire engines for fumigation purposes.

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Basketball: Nigeria Defeats USA Men’s Basketball Team 90-87 in a Scrimmage Matchup

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Basketball: Nigeria Defeats USA Basketball Team

Nigeria’s D’Tigers stunned the US Men’s Basketball team 90-87 in an exhibition game played on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

 

D’Tigers who lost 156-73 to the US team at the London 2012 Olympics put up an incredible performance despite the sterling performances of Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum and Damian Lillard.

Miami Heat’s Gabe Vincent put up a tremendous performance as he hit six three pointers of the 20 Nigeria recorded in the match.

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D’Tigers who won the 2015 Afrobasket in Tunisia continue to intensify their preparations under the tutelage of Mike Brown ahead of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

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Niger Currently has 20 IDP Camps – NSEMA

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Niger Currently has 20 IDP Camps – NSEMA

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) has disclosed that the state currently has 20 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the state.

The Director-General of the Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga, disclosed this to newsmen when the Victims Support Fund made an assessment tour of the Gwada IDP camp in Shiroro Local Government Area.

According to Inga, the burden of taking care of the IDPs is taking a toll on the state government because of the dwindling resources of the state government, stressing that the government resources can no longer sustain the displaced people for long.

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Inga further explained that the majority of the displaced persons are still in the camp because their communities are not safe for them to return.

He expressed concern over the fact that it is only the state government and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs that have reached out to the displaced persons in the camp, calling on other humanitarian agencies and development partners to reach out to the people.

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NDLEA Nabs Uber Driver, 2 Traffickers with Cocaine in Lagos

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NDLEA Nabs Uber Driver, 2 Traffickers with Cocaine in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested an Uber driver, and two other suspected traffickers with different quantities of cocaine at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Babafemi said the Uber driver, Lawal Tunde Rasheed, was arrested at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc, export shed of the airport on Tuesday, June 8.

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He added that Rasheed was arrested when he brought a consignment from his client to a freight forwarder for export to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.

According to him, when the package was searched, 150grammes of cocaine, concealed inside two pieces of air freshener were discovered.

He further noted that investigations have so far confirmed that the suspects were behind two seizures of 50grammes of cocaine in hair attachment and another 150grammes of cocaine concealed in air freshener, heading to Malabo.

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