The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) Pyrates’s Confraternity, through her medical outreach nongovernmental organisation, NGO, the NAS Medical Mission has donated thousands of Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, including Alcohol Sanitisers and face masks to primary healthcare centres Nationwide.
Taking a hint from the alarm raised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of a possible second wave of Covid-19 pandemic in the country NAS Through her medical outreach nongovernmental organisation, NGO, NAS Medical Mission has reached out to Nigerians all over the country with the donation of thousands of Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, including Alcohol Sanitisers and face masks.
The organisation used the occasion of her recent first Quarter Pyrates Working Council meeting held online to reach out to Nigerians with these protective items.
Recall that the United States of America and Europe have begun partial lockdown in response to the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic.
NAS chapters in Lagos State and South Africa made up of Hawkins, Hispaniola X, Panama, Saratoga X, Walrus X , Zanas and Okavango Decks came together to make their presentation to the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Primary Healthcare Centre, PHC, on Akowonjo Road, Egbeda, in Alimosho Local Government of the state.
The worldwide president of the Association, NAS Cap’n Abiola Owoaje presented 1000 Hand Sanitizers and 750 units of Nose Masks to the grassroots modern healthcare facility.
Speaking at the occasion, Owoaje informed the management of the healthcare Centre led by Dr. Odunfunwa Kayode, Medical Health Officer in charge of Alimosho Local Government Area, that part of the mission and corporate objective of the Association is to impact the society wherever they found themselves the world over, “What we are doing here today is not a one-off thing, we would continue to partner with your Primary healthcare facility once the opportunity presents itself most especially as it concerns community services that would benefit the underprivileged in society” he said.
On his part, Bashorun Olarenwaju, the associations’ regional vice-president in charge of Lagos State and South Africa, thanked the management, staff members, and patients who attended the event for giving the organisation the opportunity to make her contribution toward checkmating the anticipated second wave of Covid-19 in the state. “Part of the reason why we are here is to create the public awareness that covid-19 is real and we must all prepare to take care of ourselves by being part of the simple preventive measures that have been counseled by the NCDC through the use of nose masks and hand sanitisers” he reiterated.
Dr Kayode thanked NAS for their laudable gesture, “This is one of the best primary healthcare facilities in the state with two other Centre’s under our purview. I must inform you that most private healthcare facilities in this local government are not as equipped and staffed with qualified medical personnel as this facility and we thank you for considering us worthy of receiving these donations today. Other corporate organisation has also intervened like you people have done today because of the quality of service we render here” he averred.
The santiaers and nose masks were immediately distributed to all staff and outpatients present at the facility with Kayode promising that the of items would reach future patrons of the PHC.
Present at the occasion were Uchenna Nnoli the Secretary-General of the Association and Godstime Awoze, the organisation’s Sergeant at arms. Speaking earlier to Vanguard The Cap’n of Hawkins Deck that covers the Alimosho and Agege local governments of the state, Mr. Hassan Aidorolo, expresses gratitude to the leadership of the Association for choosing his domain of Alimosho out of the entire state to receive the donation.
Owoaje later presented copies of one of the most comprehensive compendium of guide to what women and girls should do to seek legal redress and protect themselves when they fall victim to rape, titled “Rape Survivors’ Guide: A simple guide for victims in Nigeria.’
The Public presentation of the book, by the organisation under the leadership of Owoaje would follow shortly, Vanguard was reliably informed.