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Coronavirus Pandemic: NAF Flies Medical Kits From Lagos To Abuja


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) disclosed it has moved some medical kits donated by the Jack Ma Foundation in China from the Murtalla Mohammed International Airport Lagos to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for fighting the Coronavirus pandemic.

This was disclosed by Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola  in a statement revealing the mission is in fulfilment of the NAF’s role of providing Military Aid to Civil Authority.

The Director who revealed this in a statement said “the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on 24 March 2020, airlifted medical materials donated by the Jack Ma Foundation, China, for tackling the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos to the Nnmadi Azikiwe International Airport(NAIA), Abuja in fulfilment of the NAF’s roles of providing Military Aid to Civil Authority (MACA)".

The donated medical materials, which consist of 107 boxes of medical supplies and equipment, comprising surgical masks, medical disposable protective clothing, face shields and detection kits, weighing about 3000 pounds were airlifted in a single mission.

It was gathered that, the Federal Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Abdullahi, who received the materials thanked the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, for the timely deployment of aircraft to airlift the items to Abuja.

He further expressed appreciation to the NAF officers and men who participated in the airlift mission for their professional conduct. He said the donated items would go a long way in supporting the Government’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the Country.

The NAF leadership has also revealed the readiness of the Service to provide any form of support within its statutory responsibility of providing aid to civil authority as the Nation continues to work assiduously to deal with the threat posed by COVID-19.

It would be recalled that, Nigeria, Yesterday, March 24, received medical material from Jack Ma, the President of Jack Ma foundation China to combat the fast spreading Covid-19

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