Corps members in Nasarawa state Tuesday, donated 1000 locally made face masks to the Nasarawa state government as part of their contribution in preventing the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the state.
Miss Deborah Oladeji, a 2019 Batch B Corps member serving in the Nasarawa state Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning led other Corps members to make the donation to the Nasarawa state government in Lafia.
Oladeji said the effort is by Corps members of different batches in the state who are in the fashion line and who put in to practice what they learnt from the NYSC Skills Acquisition & Entreprenuership Department (SAED) training gotten during their orientation exercise.
She explained that after the outbreak of the COVID 19 in the country, the Corps members who are skilled in tailoring came together, agreed and sacrificed to make free local face masks to complement the effort of the state government in preventing the spread of the virus into the state.
“We came together and thought of a preventive means of ensuring that the virus does not penetrate into Nasarawa state and what we chose is well made local face masks given the tailoring skill we learnt through the NYSC SAED training.
“We decided to come out and pulled out our resources to make the face masks for distribution to residents so they can protect themselves to prevent the infection of the virus and also to serve as service to humanity
She explained that the face masks made by cotton are durable and made with sterilized intra linen which prevents the easy passage of airborne viruses that are harmful to the human body system.
Responding, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, Nasarawa state Deputy Governor lauded the Corps members for the gesture and expressed joy at their creative invention and their patriotism.
He said the provision of the masks will go a long way to help the state government contain the spread of the virus and prevent it from penetrating into the state.