The CEO of ZAT-Direct Nigeria limited, Mr Oredeko Fola Qazim on Tuesday donated an automatic ultraviolet sterilizer and disinfectant tunnel to the Osun State NYSC secretariat.
Mr Oredeko, who spoke on behalf of his team while donating the automatic disinfection tunnel said that the tunnel which was worth about 2million with a 3-year warranty was built to help curb the Spread of COVID-19.
He further stated that his motivation was aimed at helping humanity and that the focus of his organisation is to empower the youths in the society.
Mr Oredeko said that the gesture was borne out of the organisation’s passion for the Nigerian youths. He described the youths as the productive force of a nation that must be given undivided attention and a platform for self discovery and empowerment; which are powerful tools in nation building and socio-economic development of any society.
“as a youth, I wanted to use my gift to help other youths. My organisation is into car and home security but the covid-19 pandemic made us to look inwards and come up with this innovation which I believe will go a long way in winning the fight against the spread of the corona virus in the state.
“as a result of this I wanted the NYSC, which is the largest graduate youth organisation in the country to be a beneficiary of our ingenuity and creativity” he said.
The automatic disinfection tunnel which is fully automatic comes with an automatic sanitizer and thermometer that sanitizes and detects the body temperature. The tunnel which is also energy saving is further equipped with ultraviolet light that kills virus within 5 seconds and is also human friendly and disinfects a person from head to toe within 6 seconds. He further explained that the tunnel uses hydrogen peroxide as one of its chemical constituents in disinfecting as it is safe and very effective in killing viruses and bacteria. He posited that the device is maintenance free and very safe to use.
While receiving the donation at the Permanent Orientation Camp, Ede, the state coordinator, Mr Ayodele Adegoke who was represented by the Assistant Director Press and Public Relations Unit, Mrs Funmi Okundaye appreciated the gesture of the organisation which she described as noble and notable.
“your gesture has indeed added another beautiful laurel to the many laurels possessed by the scheme in the state. The state recently got a very high rating from the NCDC when it came to inspect and ascertain the level of preparation for the reopening of camp in the state. NCDC described the camp as the best and now with the automatic disinfection tunnel, I want to say the state is good to go.
“You have made the scheme in the state to stand out this day as the first state to have the automatic disinfectant tunnel. I am sure, the Director-General and the management of the scheme will be highly elated to know that we still have organisations like ZAT-Direct which believes in what the scheme is doing and are ready to go all the way in ensuring the safety and welfare of the corps members “
“The presence of the disinfectant tunnel will ensure that we win in the fight against the pandemic and we are also assured of the safety of camp participants in the state” she said.
The Assistant Director, Deployment and Relocation, Mr Lawal Taofik; the Zonal Inspector of Ikirun Zone and Head of Clinic for the forthcoming orientation, Mr Abiona Abiodun and other members of staff were in attendance.