Nigeria’s oldest airline, Aero Contractors, has offered its aircraft, both fixed wing and helicopters, to the federal government for airlift of relief materials, medical equipment and personnel in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Captain Ado Sanusi, who said it is the contribution of the airline in support of the government fight against the virus and treatment of those already infected.
Sanusi said the aircraft would henceforth be at the disposal of the Presidential Task Force for the Control of Coronavirus in Nigeria headed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.
The Aero airline CEO urged well-meaning individuals, corporate organisations and others to support the government in order to overcome the pandemic, which is resetting the world order.
He commended the efforts the federal government so far in the fight against the pandemic, and urged Nigerians to abide by the rules to get themselves protected from the scourge.
“We at Aero Contractors have decided to offer our fleet to the federal government, all the aircraft in the fixed wing and rotary, to deploy at its disposal in the fight against COVID-19. This is what we have decided to do to support the government.
“I am impressed by what the Presidential Task Force is doing so far and I believe that our little contributions will help them. They can use the aircraft to airlift relief materials, medical equipment and personnel.
“I use this opportunity to implore Nigerians to follow instruction by the federal and state governments and the task force so that we will protect ourselves from this pandemic,” Sanusi sai