Sanwo-Olu, Others Elated, Support Transgreen On O-Care Face Mask | TimeTestedNews

. As Vice President Osinbajo, others celebrate first medical face masks manufactured in Nigeria
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said he was personally elated over the commissioning of O-Care Medical Face Mask Factory, in Lagos on Thursday.
Sanwo-Olu spoke at the ceremony of the commissioning of the medical face mask company, which saw the governor and many other prominent Nigerians present.
O-Care Medical Face Mask, the first of its type to be produced within the the country, is manufactured  by Transgreen Nigeria Limited.
The governor, speaking at the event, said, “I am personally elated because this is another first for Lagos, and it represents the can-do spirit of Nigerians. As a government that supports fresh and progressive ideas, we will continue to celebrate and encourage innovation.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu continued: “It is commendable that despite the pandemic, Transgreen Nigeria Limited saw it fit to invest in a business and product that fit our environment and reality.”
Sanwo-Olu said the opening of the factory was a confirmation of what the Lagos State Government stood for, and of the resilience of Nigerians, in general.
He added: “We must be the catalyst to nurture ideas, support businesses and create an enabling environment.”
The governor, on behalf of his administration, procured 250,000 pieces of the O-Care face masks from the first batch.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who gave his speech at the event virtually, also hailed Transgreen, and said  its promoters should be undaunted in the noble objective they had proceeded on.
The Managing Director of Transgreen Nigeria Limited, Mr. Cyprian Orakpo, in welcoming the August guests, said that O-CARE Medical Face Mask is the first certified and registered medical face mask in Nigeria
and indeed sub-Saharan Africa.
According to him, O-CARE Medical Face Mask is the first of the products of Transgreen Nigeria Limited, a company recently incorporated for the manufacture of medical devices such as masks, gloves, PPEs, respirators and ventilators, etc.
Orakpo added: “It was a shock and personally embarrassing for me to learn that, prior to the COVID-19
pandemic, there was no local medical face mask manufacturing facility in Nigeria. It was a
similar situation in 2002 that launched us into the manufacturing of CDs and DVDs. Then it was a
case of no indigenous CD manufacturing company in Nigeria.
“This time around, Transgreen Nigeria Limited has risen up to the occasion to fill this void and
contribute her quota in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and to promote health security in the country
and in the world at large.”
He added: “We started this process three months ago, specifically in May 2020, and
today, that dream of local production of medical graded face masks by a Nigerian company has
come to fruition. We give God all the glory for the great favours He granted us in sourcing the critical
machines and raw materials.”
Also present at the occasion were Dr. Valentine Oluwaseyi, Chairman, Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area; Col Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd), Comptroller General of Customs, represented by
Mrs Kaycee Ekekezie, ACG and the Zonal Coordinator of Zone A and the Customs Area Comptroller of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Customs Area command, represented by Deputy Comptroller, Mrs Oki.
Others were Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, DG of NAFDAC, represented by Mrs Ijeoma Nwankwo,
Director Drug Evaluation and Research; His Royal Highness, Igwe Gerald Mbamalu, Eze Oranyelu 1 of Ojoto; Mr Ben Akabueze, DG of Budget and National Planning; Dr Chikwe Ihekwazu, DG of NCDC, represented by Dr Kola Jinadu, Assistant Director, Health Emergency Preparedness and Response of NCDC, and Mr. Ambrose Oruche,  Acting DG of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), among others.
Transgreen Nigeria Limited is a member of Transerve Group of companies which also has  Transerve Disc Technologies Limited, Funkyndom Garden and Parks, Codo Manufacturing Company Limited and Transgreen Farms Limited as members.