Stallion Empowerment Initiative, the philanthropic arm of Stallion Group, has pledged its support to the local governments of all states across Nigeria by committing to provide locally produced rice and fish to all the government-run hospitals dedicated to Coronavirus Disease for the next three months.
Anant Badjatya, CEO of Stallion Group, has further committed one staff bus each for the five government-run COVID-19 hospitals in Lagos.
The Group will also provide drivers and fuel for the buses.
“This arrangement will help ensure safer and comfortable transportation of our health care workers who are in the frontline in this fight against the virus,” the company said.
Sunil Vaswani, Chairman, Stallion Group, stated: “These are exceptionally difficult times and urgent emergency resources have to be deployed to cope with the needs of affected states and support their health care systems.
“At Stallion Group our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, customers and our community.
“There is nothing greater than the safety of the people of this country and its our responsibility to support the government and the community in this time of need.
“We are deeply grateful to every health care worker and person who has risked their life to fight this pandemic and will continue to support them.”
The Group commended the proactive efforts of the government and all the corporates who have come forward in this hour of need.
It said it stands in solidarity with the health care personnel, police, Immigration, Customs, aviation authorities, factories working to produce essential items in this time of need, and all people acting responsibly to contain the pandemic.