In response to the rise in recorded cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria and in support of the laudable efforts of the Management and Staff of University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc donated an ambulance vehicle to the Hospital in Gwagwalada.
The donation was attended by Julius Berger’s Managing Director, Dr. Lars Richter, who handed over the vehicle to the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Bissallah A. Ekele. Dr. Richter stated that the urgent necessity to safeguard and protect the good health and lives of the citizens and residents of Nigeria informed the decision of the company to donate the ambulance to the hospital.
Responding to Dr. Richter’s remark, the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Bissalah A. Ekele thanked the company for its timely intervention with the donation of the ambulance, which he said was critically needed to tackle the corona virus pandemic. According to Professor Ekele, the utility of the ambulance would go even beyond the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, which he prayed would end soon. He said “…on behalf of the Minister of Health, I want to say a big thank you to Julius Berger for this show of goodwill without the hospital even writing to you to request for it. It shows your sensitivity to the urgent and critical need of the Nigerian society and its people, particularly at a time like this.”