SIFAX Group says it a has committed the sum of about N130 million as support fund towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement issued yesterday by the Corporate Affairs Manager of the group; Mr Muyiwa Akande, the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 will get N70 million, Lagos State Government and Ogun State government will get N15 million and N10 million, respectively while the Nigerian Ports Authority will get N5 million.
The statement added that, the company through its foundation; the Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation is also committing about N30 million as relief support funds to the poor across the 36 states of the federation.
According to the statement, Mr Adekunle Oyinloye, the Group Managing Director of SIFAX Group, said the company believes that this donation will help flatten the curve and aid in the collective fight against the pandemic.
“We are delighted to be presenting this support fund to both the Federal and state governments. As a company, we believe that a healthy people translates to a healthy nation, that is why we are leaving no stone unturned in our support towards the eradication of this pandemic in Nigeria. Our foundation, Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation is also committing funds into making sure that the poor is adequately taken care of. We commend the visible and proactive efforts of government at all levels and believe that this collective effort will go a long way in flattening the curve and we will overcome soonest”, the Group Managing Director was quoted as saying.