Covid-19: Emeka Offor Foundation Donates Medical Equipment to Federal Medical Center Jalingo and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital
As part of Sir Emeka Offor’s commitment to bridge the gap that exists in the African developmental hemisphere by promoting qualitative education and public health, his foundation, Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF), in support of Future Assured has donated healthcare and educational equipment worth billions of naira to the Federal Medical Center in Jalingo and University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital(UITH).
This is in line with the foundation’s core vision of improving the quality of life of Africans by supporting health and educational interventions.
The foundation donated 100 hospital beds, mattresses and other medical accessories to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) as part of its contribution to the hospital to mitigate the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic. SEOF also donated $380,000 worth of medical equipment to the management of the hospital to strengthen the health care programme in the tertiary hospital.
A 40-feet container load of medical equipments was presented to the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital, Professor Abdullahi Yussuf, by the Chief of Staff to Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, AIG Chris Ezike (Rtd.).
In his remarks, Ezike stated that its partner, Savannah Center for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD) nominated UITH as a beneficiary of the medical equipment distribution programme, highlighting that the consignment is not to be sold, resold or exchanged for profit or gain.
The Chief of staff noted that the Public Health Consultant of the Foundation, Dr. Tanko Yakasai would engage in post donation visits to the hospital to ensure compliance with the rules of corporate governance on the facilities.
Emeka Offor’s name has become synonymous with charity in Nigeria and this gesture further cements his desire to extend love to many in the society.