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FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by AnonPoet: 11:48am On Apr 25, 2020
……..commits N400 Million for feeding vulnerable communities in 11 states.

……..Redeems N1bn Pledge to FG through CBN led Private Sector Coalition.

Mr John Coumantaros, Chairman of the Flour Mills of Nigeria Group (FMN Group) has donated a $1.5 million worth of ventilators and other essential personal protective equipment and testing kits to the Federal Government.
Coumantaros, an industrialist and known philanthropist said that the first batch of the supplies, sourced through FMN’s global supply chain, focused on the most essential needs of the government at the moment, had arrived.


A statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by the Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Boye Olusanya, said that the supplies which will continue to arrive until March 31, will beef up Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19.

Olusanya said that the supplies were an additional contribution by FMN through its Chairman, Coumantaros. The Group had also redeemed an initial One Billion Naira pledge to the Federal Government of Nigeria. He noted that despite procurement restrictions on supplies by several countries to ensure their frontline responders had sufficient supplies, FMN through its global supply chain network ensured that it sourced and procured the critical supplies for Nigeria.

He added that some of the items on the first batch include ventilators, protective equipment and testing kits, assuring that all the supply would have arrived and handed over by April end.
“FMN initiated a global supply chain plan to help provide the Nigerian Government with tangible, and tactical support during the global economic lockdown.


“This initiative led by the philanthropic Industrialist John Coumantaros, Chairman of the FMN Group, involved the leadership of the NCDC, Ministry of Finance, vendors from 5 Nations, multiple logistics partners, and a team drawn from the FMN group’s operational leadership.

“The team scaled through varying national restrictions on medical supply procurement, limited stock, transport restrictions, but stayed resolute in the race to help Nigeria manage and flatten the curve.
“The medical supplies will facilitate 100 per day field-testing capacity and 35,000 laboratory-based testing capacity.

The supplies included: 331,000 pieces of PPE (N95 Masks, Coveralls, Protective gloves, Protective eyewear) enough to provide regular use for 10,000 Nigerian health care professionals over two months.
“There are also 75 Ventilators. These supplies will be delivered to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to ramp up the capacity in Nigeria,” he said,

He said that the medical supplies procured from Dubai, United States, Canada, Greece and China have started arriving Nigeria from April 18, through to April 27.



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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by Miracle4Sure: 12:27pm On Apr 25, 2020
Lovely

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by DirtyGold: 12:27pm On Apr 25, 2020
Good development...

On the otherhand, so this is how lucrative the flour business is? Very interesting stuff!
The amount of capital flight the covid situation has caused is unprecedented.

We need to get our acts together and become a producing nation.
Majority of what's being used are imported and even the local manufacturers rely on imported inputs to produce. It is well!

We are watching all these companies expending billions now... if they lay off their staff post-covid, we will drag them seriously. angry

What's tha business?

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by SadiqBabaSani: 12:27pm On Apr 25, 2020
Good

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by dayorich: 12:27pm On Apr 25, 2020
Great

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by Predator1: 12:27pm On Apr 25, 2020
Good one. More testing
Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by TRADELYN: 12:27pm On Apr 25, 2020
This is so commendable. shocked
Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by ComeAndobo: 12:27pm On Apr 25, 2020
Forget ventilators, those things kill. Don't join the bandwagon. Spend the money on PPE and anti body tests. Plan to reopen your economy.

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I understand ventilators don't kill directly and it's mostly used as one of the last resort hence the high rate of death among those that have been intubated due to complications from covid.

My wish is that we begin to think strategically as a country when tackling covid. For example Lagos keeps releasing a good number of people that are now free from covid without taking their blood. Plasma infusion is another treatment method that works, are they looking into this. Do we even have the resources in place, or we are just shouting lockdown up and down.

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by kimnicki(f): 12:27pm On Apr 25, 2020
Nice
Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by Franchise21(m): 12:28pm On Apr 25, 2020
Nice
Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by kolafolabi(m): 12:28pm On Apr 25, 2020
Good gesture from the firm.
Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by Digitalstarlite: 12:28pm On Apr 25, 2020
Is good to be giving government money wen ppl are hungry but note dat is dose ppl DAT wud come and buy ur products later cos una want collect contract from government dey do eye service

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by azraeljaheel: 12:28pm On Apr 25, 2020
kiss
Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by HRtechnique: 12:28pm On Apr 25, 2020
Better than giving them cash.

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by wilemer: 12:28pm On Apr 25, 2020
AnorPoet:
……..commits N400 Million for feeding vulnerable communities in 11 states.
……..Redeems N1bn Pledge to FG through CBN led Private Sector Coalition.

Mr John Coumantaros, Chairman of the Flour Mills of Nigeria Group (FMN Group) has donated a $1.5 million worth of ventilators and other essential personal protective equipment and testing kits to the Federal Government.



Thanks FMN

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by chibike007(m): 12:28pm On Apr 25, 2020
good development

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by AsawanaDgreat: 12:28pm On Apr 25, 2020
May God bless them in hundred folds

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by Naija4love(m): 12:28pm On Apr 25, 2020
grin na this donate donate they make all this state get big number of coronavirus.. All won take share before you know kano will go first in list see other north will join soon

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by isukuru3(m): 12:28pm On Apr 25, 2020
Nice move

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by Alexanderkliy: 12:28pm On Apr 25, 2020
Great, no money for crooks to steal cheesy

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by frankdre(f): 12:28pm On Apr 25, 2020
AnonPoet:
……..commits N400 Million for feeding vulnerable communities in 11 states.

……..Redeems N1bn Pledge to FG through CBN led Private Sector Coalition.

Mr John Coumantaros, Chairman of the Flour Mills of Nigeria Group (FMN Group) has donated a $1.5 million worth of ventilators and other essential personal protective equipment and testing kits to the Federal Government.
Coumantaros, an industrialist and known philanthropist said that the first batch of the supplies, sourced through FMN’s global supply chain, focused on the most essential needs of the government at the moment, had arrived.


A statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by the Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Boye Olusanya, said that the supplies which will continue to arrive until March 31, will beef up Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19.

Olusanya said that the supplies were an additional contribution by FMN through its Chairman, Coumantaros. The Group had also redeemed an initial One Billion Naira pledge to the Federal Government of Nigeria. He noted that despite procurement restrictions on supplies by several countries to ensure their frontline responders had sufficient supplies, FMN through its global supply chain network ensured that it sourced and procured the critical supplies for Nigeria.

He added that some of the items on the first batch include ventilators, protective equipment and testing kits, assuring that all the supply would have arrived and handed over by April end.
“FMN initiated a global supply chain plan to help provide the Nigerian Government with tangible, and tactical support during the global economic lockdown.


“This initiative led by the philanthropic Industrialist John Coumantaros, Chairman of the FMN Group, involved the leadership of the NCDC, Ministry of Finance, vendors from 5 Nations, multiple logistics partners, and a team drawn from the FMN group’s operational leadership.

“The team scaled through varying national restrictions on medical supply procurement, limited stock, transport restrictions, but stayed resolute in the race to help Nigeria manage and flatten the curve.
“The medical supplies will facilitate 100 per day field-testing capacity and 35,000 laboratory-based testing capacity.

The supplies included: 331,000 pieces of PPE (N95 Masks, Coveralls, Protective gloves, Protective eyewear) enough to provide regular use for 10,000 Nigerian health care professionals over two months.
“There are also 75 Ventilators. These supplies will be delivered to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to ramp up the capacity in Nigeria,” he said,

He said that the medical supplies procured from Dubai, United States, Canada, Greece and China have started arriving Nigeria from April 18, through to April 27.



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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by asobo: 12:29pm On Apr 25, 2020
Great gesture from FMN

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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by mine85(m): 12:29pm On Apr 25, 2020
Everything na wash... FMC owerri, dont have one single PPE.... Unfortunate govt
Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by fishjam: 12:29pm On Apr 25, 2020
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Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by Lamasta(m): 12:30pm On Apr 25, 2020
This is worthy of emulation from FMN its better they donate the money to those that truly needs it which is their customers than giving the money to FG
Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by eleko1: 12:30pm On Apr 25, 2020
sad they need to check dat Dr CHIKWE IHEKWEAZU well.The man nah typical developers.All Dey knw Nah more money
Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by Samueltimothy11: 12:30pm On Apr 25, 2020
What type of fish did Jesus feed the 5000 with?
Re: FMN To Donate 36,000 COVID-19 Test Kits, 75 Ventilators & 331,000 PPEs To NCDC by Fragility6: 12:30pm On Apr 25, 2020
FG go still tell u afta d plenty donations say dey spent billions

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