The Stallion Group has said it will provide locally – produced rice and fish free to all government – run hospitals dedicated to COVID – 19 cases.
It said the donation would be made available through its philanthropic arm , Stallion Empowerment Initiative, as part of its support for the government at all levels and individuals already afflicted with coronavirus currently fighting the disease at various hospitals nationwide .
It said in a statement on Sunday that the gesture , which would last for three months , was its contribution to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The statement quoted the Chief Executive Office of the Stallion Group , Anant Badjatya , that the organisation had 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 these buses .
This arrangement will help ensure safer and comfortable transportation of our healthcare workers who are in the frontline in this fight against the virus , ” it stated .
The Chairman of the Stallion Group , Mr Sunil Vaswani , said , “ These are exceptionally difficult times and urgent emergency resources have to be deployed to cope with the needs of affected states and support their healthcare systems . ”
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