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Sanwo-olu commissions first indigenous medical face mask factory in Lagos

The medically graded face mask manufacturing company has opened in State. 

Governor Babajide -Olu, on Thursday, opened the O-Care face mask in Odofin Park Estate, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of the State, saying the development was timely.

The is a subsidiary of Transgreen Nigeria Limited, a local manufacturer of equipment, such as respirator, ventilator, hand gloves and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The O-Care face mask is said to be the certified face mask locally produced in Nigeria in line with World Health Organisation (WHO) standards.

The governor said the idea of setting up the was necessitated by the shortage of medically treated PPEs experienced in the wake of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He said he was personally elated by the development, in that the face mask production was built in .

To encourage the manufacturer, -Olu procured 250,000 pieces of the O-Care face mask from the production batch. He said the materials would be distributed to and emergency workers on the frontline.

Managing Director of Transgreen Nigeria Limited, Mr. Cyprian Orakpo, said the idea of setting up the company was born out of the embarrassing situation the nation found itself with the absence of local manufacturers of face masks in the country.

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