As part of its commitment to improve access to hygiene for all, and in support of the Kano State Government, Dettol has donated its antiseptic liquid and antibacterial soap, to be distributed to 50,000 households.
This is coming especially at a critical time in the state where it currently has the second highest burden of COVID-19 in the country, with over 400 confirmed cases.
The hygiene products will be used to assist the most vulnerable groups within the State as they work to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
According to the Kano State Government, the items would be distributed to 50,000 households of poorest of the poor across the 44 Local Government Areas of the state, starting from the eight Local Government Areas of the Kano metropolis.
They further stated that sub-committees in the wards would oversee the distribution of the items to the beneficiaries.
Speaking during the presentation of the hygiene products to the State Government, the Chairman of the Kano State Fund Raising Committee, Professor Mohammed Yahuza Bello, commended Dettol Nigeria, and assured that his committee will be just with the distribution.
Commenting on the donation, the General Manager, RB Health Nigeria, Mr. Dayanand Sriram, said: “RB has a critical role to play in promoting hygiene in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. We are committed to enhancing personal hygiene through the provision of products which can break the chain of infection.
“Simple steps such as frequent hand washing will aid efforts of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC to curb the rapid spread of the virus. We will continue to support the Federal and State Governments, as well as the health authorities’ efforts in the fight against COVID-19.”
Dettol, through its Dettol Clean Naija Initiative, a national CSR initiative to drive good hygiene habit and reduce hygiene related mortality, has been at the forefront of sensitization programmes to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
This includes donating a variety of hygiene products to Lagos and Ogun States in support of the Government’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.