NYSC Donates 10, 000 Face Masks To Sports Ministry

NYSC Donates 10, 000 Face Masks To Sports Ministry

As part of efforts to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic among the youth in the country, Youth Corps Members Monday donated more than 10,000 face masks to the Ministry of Youth and  Sports Development to be distributed  to athletes.

The ceremony  which took place at the Ministry of Youth and Sports  Development  in Abuja, saw the Director  General of the NYSC Brigadier General Ibrahim Shuaibu hand over the masks to the Permanent  Secretary  of  the Ministry  Mr. Gabriel  Aduda who stood in for the Minister Mr. Sunday Dare.

The  over 10,000 face masks handmade by the corps members  were  produced ahead of the resumption  of  sporting activities  to support athletes  against the spread of covid-19 during the festival which was put on hold.

 Aduda while receiving the masks from the corps members, said he was impressed with their kind gesture towards complementing the Ministry’s efforts  at safeguarding  the health of   Nigerian athletes.  He affirmed that the effort would further complement the local content production championed by President Mohamnadu Buhari, even as it would make the Corpers self-employed.

“This memorable event is important to us because of what the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration is doing to support local content by giving room for home grown initiatives.”

It would be recalled that the Ministry had requested for the 20, 000 face masks, but 10, 000 pieces were delivered.

Brigadier General Ibrahim  applauded  the Ministry for giving opportunity to the Corps members to contribute  towards making the  society  safe.

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