The sole distributor of Toyota vehicles in Nigeria, Toyota (Nigeria) Limited (TNL), and its foremost dealer, Elizade Nigeria Limited (ENL), have collaborated to support the Lagos State Government in combating the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
The companies recently donated three units of ambulances to the Lagos State Government. The gesture is in support of the government in its fight to eradicate the Covid-19 pandemic in the State.
In a statement, the Chairman of Toyota (Nigeria) Limited and Founder, Elizade Nigeria Limited, Chief Michael Ade.Ojo, said “Covid-19 is a vicious virus that is presently ravaging people all over the world. Everything humanly possible must be done to quickly contain the pandemic”.
“The government needs the support of all well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organizations to fight the evil scourge and all hands must be on deck”.
“TNL and ENL will continue to support the government in any endeavour that will positively impact humanity”.
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Mr. Kunle Ade-Ojo, the Managing Director of Toyota (Nigeria) Limited, added that “the gesture is in recognition and commendation of the continuous effort of the Governor, His Excellency, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his indefatigable team to contain the spread of the virus”.
The Managing Director also encouraged all Nigerians to abide by the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) advising Nigerians on how to avoid contracting the virus and shun information from unauthorized sources. He advised all to obey government directive to stay home and keep safe.
The three ambulances donated by TNL and ENL were presented by the Public Relations Team Lead of Toyota (Nigeria) Limited Mrs. Bukki Ogunnusi, to the First Lady of the State, Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu. Also in attendance at the handing over event were the Chief of Staff of the State, Mr. Tayo Ayinde and other Senior Officials of the State.
The First Lady expressed appreciation for the timely gesture. She also encouraged other socially responsive and responsible corporate organizations to emulate this laudable gesture. According to her, such support will make significant impact in helping to stop the pandemic from spreading further. She promised that the ambulances will be put to good use for the purpose they were donated and for the benefit of all Lagosians and residents in the State.