As part of efforts to cushion the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on Nigerians especially the indigent and the vulnerable, the Nigerian Navy distributed palliatives to communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The distribution of palliatives to Kuje amd Jiwa communites is also part of activities to mark the 64th Anniversary of the Nigerian Navy which started last week with distribution of palliatives and commissioning of projects by the Commands.
Speaking during the event, the Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, noted that the Navy was expected to observe the week with one of its major tradition which is the conduct of medical outreach in communities that host NN formations and establishments.
“However, due to the prevailing public health environment, arising from the occurrences of the COVID 19 Pandemic, this effort could be quite challenging within the extant framework to curb the virus spread,” he said
This, he said informed the conduct of palliative distribution to members of the public in host communities within the FCT and underscores the commitment of the NN to its corporate social responsibility.
“Arising from the foregoing, the NN is here this morning to donate palliatives to the vulnerable Nigerians residing in Kuje and Jiwa Communities,” he added
The Naval chief reiterated the commitment of the NN towards sustaining cordial relationships with our host communities.
“Permit me to also acknowledge the warm and cordial relationship between the NN and the Kuje and Jiwa Communities.
“It is our fervent hope that this relationship will continue to deepen progressively for improved national security,” he said.