LADOL has joined private sector coalition fight against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The Chairman LADOL, Mr. Ladi Jadesimi disclosed that the company made a donation to the Central Bank of Nigeria,(CBN) in that regard.
Responding to inquiries on the company’s CSR initiatives to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Jadesimi said that the company joined the coalition because they believe in the government’s efforts in handling the crisis. And in that vein, he made reference to the United Nations’ commendation of the Nigerian Government’s effort in the COVID-19 fight as one of the best.
He also confirmed that in addition to the donation, LADOL was providing food and PPE for their staff and the local community – food and protective kits being distributed to the local community.
“We want to support the local communities to ensure that they can stay at home and follow government’s advice,” he said, adding that “I wish that all Nigerians can come together at this time and support each other so we can come through this stronger than ever.”
The Chairman LADOL has emphasised the need for local production and support of local companies stating that “over 80% of the jobs in Nigeria come from Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, they must be supported to get through this pandemic.”
“Nigerians and all Africans need to be patient and preserver – we can get through this together. At 78 years of age, I have seen Nigeria come through many challenges, but this is an exceptional one. However, I know that Nigerians have the fortitude to triumph through adversity.
“One thing I have learned building LADOL is that patience and perseverance are needed to succeed – private sector would need to coordinate closely with government and we should understand that our support will be needed for the long-term – as getting through this crisis will be a marathon not a sprint,” he said.
He urged Nigerians to stop listening to fake news and advised that only credible organisations and the Federal and State Governments advice should be followed.