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COVID-19: Finance ministry receives PPE, face mask donations from Chinese firms

COVID-19: Finance ministry receives PPE, face mask donations from Chinese firms
June 29
19:08 2020

The China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) and China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) have donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and face masks to the ministry of finance, budget and national planning.

The donation was announced in a statement signed by Yunusa Abdullahi, special adviser, media and communications to Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning.

Other items donated by the firms include hand and thermal thermometers.

“The two companies who have made the donations as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) towards the fight against the scourge in Nigeria, were in Abuja received by Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed,” the statement read.

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Presenting the items to the minister, Ye Shuijin, president of CGCC, said the chamber is a representative of all Chinese companies in Nigeria.

“The donation is their own contribution to the fight against COVID-19 in the country and to assure Nigerians and other investors of the effort of the government to curb the pandemic,” Shuijin was quoted to have said.

In her remarks, the minister commended the company and the Chinese government for its long-standing partnership and friendship.

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“China has met Nigeria at a point of its needs and we are proud of our relationship with China and we are unapologetic about it,” she said.

Ahmed described Nigeria and China as a family and promised that the items would be deployed to the appropriate quarters for use.

Nigeria had previously received medical supply donations, including ventilators, from the Chinese government; Jack Ma, co-founder of Alibaba Group; China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), among other Chinese firms.

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