• Wednesday, February 21, 2024
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Unicem joins the fight against Ebola in Nigeria

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The United Cement Company of Nigeria Limited (Unicem), Nigeria’s third largest cement manufacturer Wednesday donated two infra-red thermometers to Cross River State Government to be used as test visitors’ temperatures at Governor’s office gate Calabar as part of its contribution to the fight against the dreaded Ebola virus disease.

Making the presentation, Ayi Ita, corporate affairs director, UNICEM said “our objective is to reinforce the fight against the spread of Ebola virus which passes threat to the health and safety of Nigerian and in particular the people of Cross River State. This is in line with our commitment to the health and safety which remain a top priority among our core values.”

Ayi who was represented by Inyang Bassey CSR Manager said the gesture is part of the company ongoing collaboration with relevant institution like the police, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURT) among others. The company director said Unicem has been working with relevant stakeholders to address critical health issues like Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes and Hypertension.

Mike Aniah, secretary to the Cross River State Government thanked United Cement Company Limited for the wonderful gesture saying “This is like a wakeup call, we will add more to what you have given us”

Aniah said the government will designate an office for Ebola virus management and control in various locations across the state. He however welcomed more assistance from individual and organizations in the fight against the Ebola virus.