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Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by rodeo0070(m): 10:12am On Aug 01
Sanwo-olu Commissions First Indigenous Medical Face Mask Factory In Lagos (PICS)

...Mulls Long-Term Loan Facility For Health Investors
...Governor Procures 250,000 Face Masks, Donates 30,000 To Secondary Schools Students


The first indigenous medically graded face mask manufacturing company has opened in Lagos State.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, opened the O-Care Medical Face Mask factory in Odofin Park Estate, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of the State, saying the development was timely.

The factory is a subsidiary of Transgreen Nigeria Limited, a local manufacturer of medical equipment, such as a respirator, ventilator, hand gloves and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The O-Care face mask is said to be the first certified medical face mask locally produced in Nigeria in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) standards.

The Governor said the idea of setting up the factory was necessitated by the shortage of medically treated PPEs experienced in the wake of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He said he was personally elated by the development, in that the first indigenous face mask production factory was built in Lagos.

He said: “I am personally excited to attend this event because Lagos is recording another first for a good cause. The establishment of the first indigenous factory producing certified medical face masks represents the can-do spirit of Nigerians. As a Government that supports fresh and progressive ideas, we will continue to celebrate and encourage good innovation.

“Mr. Orakpor deserves commendation because he has not let the pandemic affect his investment drive in bringing about new business and products to fit our own environment. This is part of the narratives we are pushing as government. We can be the enabler for investors to set up businesses.

“If the wearing of face masks must be accepted as a new normal, we must be able to strategically domesticate solutions that can provide a ready market for our people. The opening of the factory is a confirmation of what we stand for as a Government. We must be the catalyst to nurture ideas and support the business.”

The Governor disclosed that the State Government had started to work out modalities for the creation of an economic zone for healthcare delivery to drive more investments to the sector.

He said the Government was looking at a long-term loan facility for operators in the health sector to achieve local production of scarce medical equipment and materials.

The Governor hailed the factory owner’s audacity and resilience in investing his capital for the production of medical face mask, which he described as the most sought after product in this period of a public health crisis.

To encourage the manufacturer, Sanwo-Olu procured 250,000 pieces of the O-Care face mask from the first production batch. He said the materials would be distributed to medical and emergency workers on the frontline.

Managing Director of Transgreen Nigeria Limited, Mr. Cyprian Orakpo, said the idea of setting up the company was born out of the embarrassing situation the nation found itself with the absence of local manufacturers of medical face masks in the country.

Orakpo said medical PPEs had become objects of national security, especially in the period when there is not a curative vaccine to stop the spread of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic. He stressed that scarcity of the products could spell doom for the nation if there’s no local manufacturer.

He said: “In this time when the use of medical face mask is highly recommended, we have risen to the occasion to fill the void in medically certified face mask production to contribute our quota in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic and to promote health security in the country.”

The O-Care face mask is developed with three layers that offer substantial protection against dust, airborne viruses and bacteria. Its nose clip provides comfort for breathing and gives low respiratory resistance.

An official of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Kola Jinadu, who represented the agency’s Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said the company must be commended for the initiative, which he also described as “timely”.

In showing appreciation to the Governor for his support, the owner of the factory donated 30,000 medical face masks to the State Government. Sanwo-Olu ordered that the face masks be donated to Secondary School pupils who will be taking their examination from next week.

https://lagosstate.gov.ng/blog/2020/07/31/sanwo-olu-commissions-first-indigenous-medical-face-mask-factory-in-lagos/

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by rodeo0070(m): 10:12am On Aug 01
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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by SLAP44: 10:12am On Aug 01
Why didn't he go with the next governor of Lagos, MC Oluomo?

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by NkemChukwudi: 10:17am On Aug 01
Is it a Yoruba company?

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by NkemChukwudi: 10:18am On Aug 01
SLAP44:
Why didn't he go with the next governor of Lagos, MC Oluomo?

Yamleg leave this thread

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by SLAP44: 10:19am On Aug 01
NkemChukwudi:
Is it a Yoruba company?


No, it's owned by a fulani woman.

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by Ehiscotch(m): 10:20am On Aug 01
SLAP44:
Why didn't he go with the next governor of Lagos, MC Oluomo?

MC Oluomo is a pawn in the whole chess game, nothing more. You need him to galvanize the "youths and agberos" that constitute a good number of the voting population and most importantly to get the "dirty job(s)" done.

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by searchng4love: 10:21am On Aug 01

Pastor Cyprian Orakpo is a businessman of International repute with over 20 years of instructive experience, Pastor CY, as he is fondly called is a graduate of Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin. Attended the Chief Executive Program (CEP) of the prestigious Lagos Business School. He has attended many courses in management and entrepreneurship both in Nigeria and abroad. He is also a Member of Institute of Directors Nigeria (IOD). His working experience started upon graduation with Orasonic Nigeria Limited where he was in charge as the Operations Manager and rose to become the General Manager in 1992. In his quest for self-actualization, he resigned from the company in 1993 to establish his own company, Transerve Nigeria Limited and Transerve Disc Technologies Limited.

On the Ministerial level Pastor CY Became born again in 1988, Joined RCCG, Freedom Hall (Apapa Family) in 1992. Pastor Cyprian was ordained Assistant Pastor in 1997, Full Pastor in 2000.

He started pastoring in 1995-2005 at RCCG Abundant Grace Parish and RCCG Later Grace Sanctuary in Ajao Estate, RCCG Rock of Ages 2005 – 2010, RCCG Lion of Judah Mushin 2010 – 2016 and Promoted to the position of an Provincial Pastor in RCCG Peace Assembly Parish, Lagos Province 16 in 2016 till date.


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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by mrvitalis(m): 10:21am On Aug 01
Strangers ..... investing in Lagos yet they won't appreciate

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by mrvitalis(m): 10:22am On Aug 01
searchng4love:
Owned by a Yoruba man
Which Yoruba man

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by NkemChukwudi: 10:22am On Aug 01
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mrvitalis:
Strangers ..... investing in Lagos yet they won't appreciate

Who invited the stranger? The stranger no get home?

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by majamajic(m): 10:24am On Aug 01
Hmmmm
Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by SLAP44: 10:26am On Aug 01
NkemChukwudi:


Ok, so long it’s not owned by the yamlegged monkeys from erosion muddy tiny land.

Yes, we will give the whole Ikorodu to the fulani, they are good people.

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by Dujardin(m): 10:32am On Aug 01
Naija no balance. Too much ethnocentric people. Good news turned ugly by ethnic bigots.

If this disposable thing is produced locally we won't have it sold at #200 per one.

Bleep Sanwo-Olu, and his supporters, Bleep Lagos State govt. but kudos to the brain behind this.

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by backnbeta(f): 10:37am On Aug 01
Commendable cool

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by NkemChukwudi: 11:02am On Aug 01
mrvitalis:

When u were crying and begging for investors to come and invest what did u expect

Correct! We sought investors not homeless refugees especially ones from a geological disaster zone, going on serious personal ego trip.

Seeking refuge yet demanding equal political status? All of una dey craze!

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by OPPPS: 11:03am On Aug 01
SLAP44:


No, it's owned by a fulani woman.
It's high time, you started making use of your sense. Even if it's 30 seconds in a year

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by austine4real(m): 11:05am On Aug 01
grin


Eko for show


Eko onibaje ooo

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by IamWonderful: 11:21am On Aug 01
Hmmmm, face mask alone, hope it wouldn't close down after COVID 19.
Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by Originality007: 11:40am On Aug 01
SLAP44:
Why didn't he go with the next governor of Lagos, MC Oluomo?


Well that is ur headache grin

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by datola: 11:41am On Aug 01
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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by Seun(m): 11:42am On Aug 01
Lovely. Looking forward to test kit and reagent factories, as well as vaccine factories.

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by MhizJoyce(f): 11:44am On Aug 01
mrvitalis:
Strangers ..... investing in Lagos yet they won't appreciate
They born them well to invest in their own states?
SouthWest remains the center of industrialization in Nigeria. Kill yourself

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by neonly: 11:45am On Aug 01
SLAP44:
Why didn't he go with the next governor of Lagos, MC Oluomo?

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by paulolee(m): 11:45am On Aug 01
Lagos always taking the lead ahead of the other states in trying to conrain this virus, nice one from them..
it seems wearing of facemasks is the only active way of containing this virus that is still practiced up till now because people have finally got tied of sanitizers and other measures in going on with thier daily activities..
it looks funny whenever i do see that liquid hand washing containers ontop of the dusty looking half filled buckets in front of shops and nobody is using them again unlike months back.
Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by Olusharp(m): 11:46am On Aug 01
Seun:
Lovely. Looking forward to test kit and reagent factories, as well as vaccine factories.
its Lagos not London undecided

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Re: Sanwo-olu Commissions Face-Mask Factory In Lagos (Photos) by Angelfrost(m): 11:46am On Aug 01
NkemChukwudi:


Correct! We sought investors not homeless refugees especially ones from a geological disaster zone, going on serious personal ego trip.

Seeking refuge yet demanding equal political status? All of una dey craze!

So much hatred and frustration in a single comment!... Wow!!!

These same people will still speak against racists in America and Europe! Smh!!!

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