The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, has donated 200 face masks to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ekiti State council.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the face masks, produced by the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Vocational Studies of the institution, were made of high standard materials.
The Rector of the institution, Dr Dayo Oladebeye, while presenting the item to the council, said that the gesture was part of the corporate social responsibility of the polytechnic to complement government’s efforts at containing the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, the materials will be distributed among media houses in the state so as to assist journalists in protecting themselves in the course of discharging their duties.
He noted that journalists were among those in the frontline in the fight against the ravaging pandemic.
NAN reports that the gesture was also extended to the members of staff of the institution, the Ebira community as well as the neighbouring police station by the institution.
NAN also reports that the rector had recently directed the institution’s centre for entrepreneurship development and vocational studies to produce over 1,000 face masks for distribution to some residents of its immediate community.