March 28, 2020


The world we live in has changed. Corporate organizations, individuals and agencies of the various governments are joining forces to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. This is the time for us to come together as a community in Lagos and put aside personal conveniences and act. We believe that when disaster strikes, leaders take action.

The Landmark Africa Group today announced that discussion are underway regarding a new initiative as part of its efforts to fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic. This follows the temporary suspension of its leisure and lifestyle operations, in line with directions from the Lagos State Government, which will allow Landmark to utilise some of its existing resources to support the community at large.

Led by the Young Presidents' Organization, the Lagos State Government and with donations from various corporate organizations and individuals, discussion are underway regarding the establishment of an Emergency Response Centre will be set up for Eti-Osa, within the confines of the Landmark Centre building. Exhibition centres worldwide such as the world renowned ExCel Convention Centre London and Itaquerao Stadium in Brazil have adopted similar strategies to combat this pandemic. This private facility will be run by a team of best in class trained PPE equipped staff and will be operated in close conjunction with experienced international public health officials, Doctors, the NCDC and decontamination experts.

Landmark Africa Group CEO Paul Onwuanibe explained the reason for this initiative. “The Landmark Centre is primarily used as an event facility though it is imperative that during these difficult times the lives of all are put before earnings. We want to ensure a virus-free Nigeria and the lowest possible mortality rate. My thoughts and prayers are with families across the nation.’’

Fadi Jarmakani, Managing Partner of the Landmark Centre said "when I was approached by Dr Richard Ajayi, founder of Bridge Clinic and Chairman of The Board for Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, with this idea I immediately knew that this was our chance to give back to our community. A community we have been an integral part of for years. We have held many events and celebrations and now it is our chance to give back in these difficult times."

As you all know, the COVID-19 pandemic is on our doorstep, and our Nation needs help to prevent this becoming a catastrophe. As individuals, we can play our part and isolate ourselves, our families and our households, by following the published NCDC and WHO guidelines.

Discussions are underway with YPO, Lagos State and other stakeholders regarding the feasibility of this project as it is vital to ensure that the environment remains safe and secure during and after the operations of this temporary facility. We continue to pray for the safety of all during these uncertain times. More information will be shared once available.