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COVID-19: Nigerian Air Force Airlifts Medical Materials Donated By Jack Ma Foundation From Lagos To Abuja



The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), yesterday, 24 March 2020, airlifted medical supplies donated by the Jack Ma Foundation, China, for fighting against Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos to the Nnmadi Azikiwe International Airport(NAIA), Abuja in execution of the NAF's part of providing Military Assistance to Civil Authority (MACA).

The provided medical supplies, which includes 107 boxes of medical supplies and apparatus, containing surgical masks, medical not reusable protective clothing, face shields and detection kits, weighing about 3,000 pounds, were all airlifted in a single mission using the NAF C-130 Hercules aircraft (NAF 913) and this supplies were given by the NAF Aircrew to a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Health headed by the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Abdulazeez Mashi Abdullahi, today, 25 March 2020, at the NAIA, Abuja.

Addressing the press after inspecting the delivered items, Alhaji Abdullahi thanked the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, for the timely disposition of aircraft to airlift the items to Abuja. He also conveyed appreciation to the NAF officers and men who contributed in the airlift mission for their professional conduct. He said the donated items would go a very long way in backing up the Government’s efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in the Country.

 NAF management has also expressed the willingness of the Service to provide any form of assistance within its constitutional responsibility of providing assistance to civil authority as the Nation continues to work tirelessly to deal with the danger posed by COVID-19.



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