ExxonMobil, an American multinational oil and gas corporation, has donated some vehicles to Akwa Ibom. Surprisingly, the vehicles which were donated for the state government to aid contact tracing of suspected COVID-19 patients, have been rejected.
Disclosing why the vehicles were rejected, the state Information Commissioner, Charles Udoh, said the vehicles are too old and incapable of withstanding the rigour of contact tracing.
“The vehicles are considered too old and not in good enough operational conditions to withstand the rigour of contact tracing which they were meant to serve,” Udoh was quoted in a statement as saying.
He, however, pointed out that the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration accepted the two ambulances and 20 hospital beds that were also donated by the oil company.