Landmark Africa Group moves to help Lagos contain coronavirus
As the world changes in these times, the group is joining forces with other corporate organisations, individuals and agencies of the various governments to combat the spread of the virus.
Led by the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the Lagos State Government and with donations from various corporate organisations and individuals, Onwuanibe said that discussions were underway regarding the establishment of an Emergency Response Centre which would be set up for Eti-Osa within the confines of the Landmark Centre building.
He noted that exhibition centres worldwide such as the world renowned ExCel Convention Centre in London and Itaquerao Stadium in Brazil have adopted similar strategies to combat this pandemic.
According to him, this private facility will be run by a team of best-in-class trained and PPE-equipped staff, and will be operated in close conjunction with experienced international public health officials, doctors, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and decontamination experts.
The Group CEO explained that the reason for this initiative, saying, “the Landmark Centre is primarily used as an event facility though it is imperative that during these difficult times the lives of all are put before earnings.
“This is a community we have been an integral part of for years; we have held many events and celebrations and now it is our chance to give back in these difficult times. As you all know, the COVID-19 pandemic is at our doorstep, and our nation needs help to prevent this from becoming a catastrophe,” he said.
Onwuanibe informed that discussions were underway with YPO, Lagos State and other stakeholders regarding the feasibility of this project as it is vital to ensure that the environment remains safe and secure during and after the operations of this temporary facility.
“We continue to pray for the safety of all during these uncertain times,” he said, assuring that more information would be shared once they are available.