COVID-19: Firm donates hand washing machines to NIS


CARVERTON Helicopters Limited has donated two giant handwashing machines to Ikoyi Passport Office in Lagos as part of its efforts in assisting Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Carverton Helicopters Limited is a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc.

The Comptroller-General of NIS, Mohammed Babandede, at the launch of the equipment on Tuesday in Lagos commended Carverton Helicopters for the gesture.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two giant handwashing machines are “foot-controlled” and imbedded with a water tank.

Babandede, who was represented by Mr. Mohammed Alfa, Assistant Comptroller-General (ACG), of NIS, Lagos Zonal Headquarters, said the pieces of equipment arrived when they were needed most.

According to the NIS boss, the handwashing machines would save many Nigerians from contracting the virus.

He urged the officials to wash their hands frequently using the equipment, which is safer because it is foot-controlled.

“This foot-controlled handwashing equipment will definitely eradicate unsuspecting means of contracting the Coronavirus among its officials.

“It is just foot that will be used to pump the liquid soap, sanitisers, and water out,” Babandede said.

The Passport Control Officer (PCO) in charge of Ikoyi office, Mr. Manir Yari, also commended Caverton Helicopters, saying the office would enforce regular and proper use of the equipment.

“ Our officers will ensure that all applicants do a thorough washing of hands using the equipment after being checked with the thermometer at the point of entry,’’ Yari said.

The Managing Director of Carveton Helicopters Limited, Mr. Rotimi Makanjuola, praised the strength displayed by NIS at delivering its mandates in spite of the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Makanjuola, the Service deserves more protective equipment donations to enhance its service delivery in the pandemic. (NAN)

– Jun. 24, 2020 @ 9:49 GMT |

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