OYOGist.com has learned that the Federal Government on Saturday night took delivery of its first batch of medical supplies in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus pandemic and for the treatment of those infected.
Air Peace aircraft, Boeing 777 with registration number, 5N-BWI carrying the supplies landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday night.
According to reliable source, the flight was reported to have left Nigeria early Saturday for the seven hours flight to Turkey and was able to lift the supplies and returned to Nigeria before midnight.
The investigation also revealed that this is the first batch of the medical supplies by the federal government and the airline is expected to embark on another flight to China tomorrow, Monday for another batch of medical supplies.
The Chief Operating Officer of Air Peace, Mrs. Toyin Olajide on behalf of the airline in a statement, gives kudos to the federal government for its efforts to rid the coronavirus disease from Nigeria, noting that the Nigerian government is way ahead of some countries in the fight against the virus, which is devastating mankind.
“The management of Air Peace commends the federal government for being proactive in the preparation for emergencies, preventing the spread of the virus and also providing the kits and other medical equipment for the treatment of those infected by the pandemic.
This shows that government is ready to fight this disease and it is even more prepared than the governments of some of the advanced nations in the measures and strategies adopted to eradicate the virus.”