An Ethiopian Airlines Freighter today landed at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA). Lagos at 3.20 PM to deliver Medical Supplies From the Jack Ma Foundation.
The medical equipment that was delivered to Nigeria by Ethiopian Airlines today was part of the 20 000 laboratory diagnostic test kits, 100 000 medical masks and 1 000 protective suits and face shields donated by Jack Mal to distributed among members of the African Union (AU)
The delivery of the medical assistance was made known in a statement by the General Manager; Ethiopian Airlines, Nigeria, Firihiewot Mekonnen
“Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to deliver these much needed critical medical supplies and equipment which help in the global fight against the COVID-19. We appreciate the donation of the Jack Ma Foundation and the generosity of Mr. Jack Ma. We admire our Prime Minister, H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed for his initiative and organization of the entire coordination of the process.
“ As an indigenous and pioneer Pan African airline, Ethiopian Airlines has stood together with Africans at all times for the last seven decades. Ethiopian Airlines has supported Africans in good and challenging times. In this unprecedented global pandemic, Ethiopian will continue its commitment for African people to help them fight and win this invisible enemy.
“Today, we are very happy to deliver these medical supplies to the Government and people of Nigeria
“Ethiopian Airlines has always stood by Nigeria in times of Good and Bad.
“Since we started flying to Lagos we have not stopped Our Flights even When Abuja Airport was Closed we were the Only International Airline that flew to Kaduna.
“We are happy to Associate with Nigeria and its people.
Recalled that on Monday Chinese Tech Titan and Alibaba Founder Jack Ma donated medical equipment, including 1.5 million laboratory kits for the novel Coronavirus to the African Union (AU).
The Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the government of Ethiopia, the headquarters of the AU received the consignment of diagnostic test kits and invention control goods.
The equipment includes: 20 000 laboratory diagnostic test kits, 100 000 medical masks and 1 000 protective suits and face shields.