By Bennett Oghifo
Stallion Empowerment Initiative, the philanthropic arm of Stallion Group, has pledged its support to the local governments of all states across Nigeria by committing to provide locally produced rice and fish to all public hospitals dedicated to Covid-19 for next three months.
A statement by the company yesterday said the Chief Executive Officer of Stallion Group, Anant Badjaty has further committed one staff bus to each for the five Government run COVID-19 hospitals in Lagos.
“The Group will also provide drivers and fuel for these buses. This arrangement will help ensure safer and comfortable transportation of our health care workers who are in the frontline in this fight against the virus,” the statement said.
Chairman Stallion Group, Mr. Sunil Vaswani stated that “These are exceptionally difficult times and urgent emergency resources have to be deployed to cope with the needs of affected states and support their health care systems. At Stallion Group our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, customers and our community. There is nothing greater than the safety of the people of this country and it is our responsibility to support the government and the community in this time of need. We are deeply grateful to every health care worker and person who has risked their life to fight this pandemic and will continue to support them.”
The group commended the proactive efforts of the government and all the corporates who have come forward in this hour of need. It stands in solidarity with the health care personnel, the police, the immigration personnel, the customs, the aviation authorities, the factories working to produce essential items in this time of need, and all people acting responsibly to contain the pandemic.