By Bode Olushegun
Ongoing battle against COVID-19 in Borno State has received a teeth as the member representing Jere in the House of Representatives, Honourable Ahmed Satomi on Tuesday donated two well equipped mobile clinics and an ambulance to fight the pandemic.
Satomi, who gave the medical vehicles at a ceremony in old Maiduguri, Jere local government, said the mobile clinics and ambulance bought at about N200 million, are to be deployed to remote areas of his constituency to enlighten members of the public on coronavirus and as well render basic medical services.
He said he has already engaged 300 volunteers comprising health workers and medical students for a house-to-house COVID-19 campaign.
The lawmaker also said 150,000 face masks would also be distributed to members of his constituency in addition to hand sanitisers and soaps to contain the spread of the virus.
Satomi while stating that the intervention was not not part of his constituency project, noted that the battle against COVID-19 is everyone’s responsibility.
Borno state Deputy Governor and Chairman COVID-19 Response Committee Alhaji Umar Kadafur who appreciated the donation, called on other members of national and state assemblies to emulate Honourable Satomi.
Kadafur also donated the sum of two million Naira and one thousand face masks to the medical team.