Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia State Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has applauded the Federal Government of Nigeria for what he referred to as ‘effective containment of the spread of coronavirus against the initial predictions of fatal spread.’
He said the Federal Government combated the dangerous virus, adding that he is happy that even the Prime Minister of Australia also acknowledged Nigeria’s efforts in one of the recent interviews.
The Abia North Senator extended the commendation on Tuesday during the unveiling of All Day anti-bacteria products held in Abuja.
The epoch event which had Kalu as its Chairman also had other dignitaries in attendance such as former Senate President and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim; Former Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha; Former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu; Former Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district, Senator Osita Izunaso; Wife of Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Ogbonnaya Onu, His Royal Highness, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya amongst others.
Speaking about All Day products which had wipes, makeup remover, hand sanitiser, spray in its catalogue, Kalu said the product met the international standards and praised its effectiveness in fighting bacteria.
According to him, ‘the product is not the only product that we can say is coming from the United Arab Emirates, it is a product well manufactured and has Nigeria authority stamped on it.
‘When it was introduced to me. We used it and was convinced in all our factories and outlets in Nigeria and other parts of the West Africa.
‘I made a pledge to them and I said today might be a very difficult day in the Senate because we are meeting for the BIP,’ he said
Speaking further, he said ‘a unique product that came to our market at the most difficult time of our period, the period when we all are facing COVID pandemic.
‘Before people will say is COVID real?, Kalu questioned. ‘The answer is that COVID is real. I am a very very good businessman; have done more in building industries across Nigeria and Africa
‘This is a killer of the virus. I can attest to that and I have Indians, Sri-Lanka, Americans and the Philippines working in our ships and they have confirmed to me that this is the best wipes and hands sanitisers.
‘If it’s not good, both the Exxon Mobile, the Total and all the oil companies that are using the vessels would not attest to it. So this is the best product, the best wipes and best spray that you have in the market today.
‘I would like to say that I am very excited for been the chairman of this occasion that is bringing sanity, bringing anti-virus of COVID-19 spread and I am very happy that the fight against COVID-19 is coming to an end,’ Kalu said