The German government, through the German Federal Police, has donated more than 8,000 COVID-19 protective gear to the Nigerian Immigration Service, Federal Aviation Ministry, Federal Authority of Nigeria Airport (FAAN), the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Port Health Authority.
The official handover ceremony, which took place yesterday at the premises of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, was carried out by the Acting Head of Mission in Nigeria, Dr von Münchow-Pohl.
According to von Munchow-pohl, the equipment was donated to salute the resilience of frontline workers in aviation safety, migration and to underscore the continued offer of support, assistance and cooperation between the German Federal Police and law enforcement in Nigeria.
“The protective gear includes 1,008 hand sanitizers, 350 disposable COVID coveralls, 1,008 disinfectant spray, 8,400 face masks, 140 digital infrared temperature readers, three,500 latex gloves and 140 first aid kits.
The donation is part of the German Police’s “Training and Equipment Assistance Program” which is set up to provide support to Nigerian security agencies in the areas of training and provision of equipment. , with regard to aviation safety and migration.
In 2020, the first batch of COVID-19 protective gear was donated to the NIS and the Federal Aviation Department.
The Deputy Comptroller General of Immigration, Zone A, Ms. Oluremi Ajoke Talabi; Deputy Head of Airport Security, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Mr. Oni Adedamola; Deputy Director General, Mr. Oluwole Oludare; Ms Asaolu Kemi of the Port Health Authority, representing the Director, Dr Abdulahi Lawal, received the equipment on behalf of the agencies.