In support of the laudable efforts of the Federal Government of Nigeria (“FGN”), and State Governments to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (“MESL”), operators of the Kainji and Jebba Hydropower Plants in Niger State, today announced its commitment of ₦500 million to assist with the fight against the disease,
The Funds will be channeled to the provision of required medical and personal protective equipment to benefit some selected Front-Line Institutions dealing with the pandemic. Some of the places Mainstream have intervened so far are the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital and the Minna Isolation Centre in Niger State. We will also be intervening in other States, and all these, through its Corporate Social Responsibility vehicle, Mainstream Foundation.
Mainstream stated that it is fully aware of the threat that the novel coronavirus has posed to the global healthcare and economic systems including Nigeria and is keen to play its role as a responsible corporate citizen to assist the nation’s response against the global pandemic.
The funds were used to provide some critical equipment for use in the isolation ward of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, (which includes X-Ray machines, digitizers, personal protective equipment (“PPE”), CT scans, 350Kva generator). Nine rooms at the newly constructed trauma Centre within the Teaching Hospital were furnished to provide accommodation for doctors and nurses who are in the frontline of providing medical services to Covid-19 patients and are unable to return home to their families due to isolation requirements.
MESL Foundation also fully equipped a 50-bed isolation Centre in Minna, Niger State, which include medical equipment such as ventilators, ECG machines, hematology analyzers, x-ray machines and PPE etc.
The company further expressed its commitment to continue fulfilling its role as an essential service provider, to generate and deliver safe and reliable electricity for the benefit of Nigerians,
during this challenging period.
Mainstream Foundation was established by MESL in 2016, to coordinate its interventions in four (4) key focus areas namely, Education, Health, Community Empowerment and Environment, primarily within the Niger, Kogi, Kwara and Kebbi States.