UAC of Nigeria, along with other private sector organisations, has provided its support to the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) in its fight against COVID-19. The YPO has established a temporary 70-bed isolation centre in Eti Osa, and has handed over operations to the Lagos State government to be integrated into the state wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UAC, through YPO, is dedicated to ensuring the well-being of those at the front lines, and has committed to providing meals and snacks for patients and healthcare workers at the facility.
Speaking on this collaboration, the Chief Executive Officer of UAC, Mr. Folasope Aiyesimoju noted that, “In these troubling and uncertain times, the bravery of those at the forefront of the pandemic cannot be over appreciated. As a community, we must come together to show our support for the sick and those who care for them. By providing meals, we are eliminating the burden of one of the most basic necessities in life. We call on other private sector participants to join in this effort and contribute whatever resources they can spare to those most in need.”
The Chairman of UAC, Mr. Daniel Agbor, commended the efforts of the YPO in the rapid establishment of the isolation centre and subsequent handover to the Lagos State government stating that “The eradication of the COVID-19 disease in Nigeria requires a multifaceted effort. This collaboration between the public and private sector is the spirit in which we need to operate to effectively address this pandemic.”
A representative of YPO, Tatiana Moussalli Nouri, CEO Wazobia TV and Wazobia Max, expressed delight with the partnership with UAC of Nigeria Plc, noting that such acts of responsible citizenship and collaborations that directly impact those most affected by the outbreak are needed to win the COVID-19 war.