As part of efforts to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, National Youth Service NYSC on Monday donated more than about 20,000 face masks to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to be distributed to athletes.
The ceremony which took place at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development in Abuja saw the Director-General of the NYSC Brigadier General Ibrahim Shuaibu hand over the masks to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Mr. Gabriel Aduda who stood in for the Minister Mr. Sunday Dare.
The about 20,000 face masks handmade by the corps members were produced ahead of the resumption of sporting activities to support athletes against the spread of COVID-19 during the festival which was put on hold.
While receiving the masks from the corps members, permanent secretary to the ministry of youth and sports development Gabriel Aduda said who was impressed with the kind gesture towards complementing the Ministry’s efforts at safeguarding the health of Nigerian athletes.
He affirmed that the effort would further complement the local content production championed by President Muhammadu Buhari, even as it would make the Corpers self-employed.
According to him, this memorable event is important to us because of what the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is doing to support local content by giving room for homegrown initiatives.
Speaking earlier the NYSC Director-General Brigadier General Ibrahim Shuaibu applauded the Ministry for giving the opportunity to the Corps members to contribute towards making the society safe.