Top Nigerian financial service technology company OPay has donated 300,000 medical face masks to hospitals and healthcare centres in Nigeria as part of its #DoMore initiative.
The donation is part of OPay’s recently announced 50 Million Naira fund set up to provide medical supplies to frontline health workers as well as relief support for the less privileged during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In June, the fintech company donated 100,000 medical face masks to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) as part of the Nigerian Stock Exchange’s #MaskForAllNg campaign. The supplies were received by the Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Professor Adetokunbo Fabamwo.
“For public-spirited companies like OPay, who have made this very generous donation, we say thank you. We are very excited, this will go a long way”, Professor Fabamwo notes.
150,000 medical face masks was also donated to the Lagos State Primary Healthcare Board who delivers essential health care to an estimated 25m people. They will oversee the distribution of the health supplies to 309 primaries healthcare centres, spread over 57 local Government areas in Lagos State.
50,000 medical face masks was donated to the Ogun State Hospital Management Board.
“We are surprised but grateful for the donation from OPay. This is a huge contribution that will go a long way to support our efforts to protect our frontline health care workers who are daily exposed to the risks that COVID-19 poses”, Dr Tomi Coker, Ogun State Commissioner of Health stated
Speaking about the donations recently made, Country Manager Iniabasi Akpan says “We at OPay, consider it a duty of ours to support our frontline medical workers. They are our brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers working tirelessly during this pandemic, they are the real heroes.
“One effective way to protect ourselves from the virus is with the use of face masks. As the saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”, We hope with this donation we can continue to achieve this.
OPay, a leading mobile money (MMO) and financial technology platform in Nigeria is dedicated to accelerating financial inclusion through technology. Currently, it has a network of 300,000 agents, 5 million registered app users, and an ever-increasing range of financial and related services for Nigerians.
L-R: Dr. L.C.A Lawal – Special Adviser to the Commissioner for Health, Iniabasi Akpan – Country Manager, OPay, Dr. Tomi Coker – Commissioner for Health,Ogun State Dr. Aigoro – Permanent Secretary Hospital Management Board.
L-R Mr. Bola Adeeko – Divisional Head, Shared Services, NSE, Oladipo Omogbenigun – Director of Payment Solutions & Corporate Partnerships, Prof. Adetokunbo O. Fabamwo – Chief Medical Director, LASUTH, Dr. Ibrahim Mustafa – Director, Clinical Services & Training, LASUTH, Olakunle Olumuyiwa – Director of Remittance, OPay.
L-R Dr. Obadeyi – PHC Board Member, Mrs. Ibironke Daniels – PHC Board Members, Prof. Akin Oshibogun – Chairman PHC Board, Osagie Alonge – Director of Marketing, OPay.
L-R Dr. Obadeyi – PHC Board Member, Mrs. Ibironke Daniels – PHC Board Members, Dr, Olugbemiga Aina, Permanent Secretary Lagos State Primary Health Care Board, Oladipo Omogbenigun – Director of Payment Solutions & Corporate Partnerships, Mrs. George – PHC Board Member.