Michael Olanrewaju, Ilorin.
Kwara State Government has expressed gratitude to organisations and individuals for contributing to its fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
The Deputy Governor and Chairman Kwara State Covid-19 Technical Committee, Mr Kayode Alabi, appreciated the donor on Saturday while receiving two motorised modular fumigators from the Ooni of Ife, His Royal Majesty, Oba Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II to assist the government in the battle against the spread of Coronavirus.
Mr Alabi thanked the royal father for contributing to the Covid-19 fight and described him as illustrious, intelligent, and selfless, given his decision to commit personal resources to help humanity.
According to him, the partnership and support of various individuals and organisations boosted the state government’s COVID-19 intervention in a significant way, as the government cannot win the battle alone.
Speaking through Oba Muraina Adedinu Asoya of Isoya kingdom, who represented him, the Ooni of Ife commended the effort of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in the fight against the pandemic. According to him, the donation of two modular fumigators was to complement the state government’s quick response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ooni affirmed that it was time people take the pandemic seriously, adding that disinfection of offices, schools and the environment was key to halting the spread of the virus. The Monarch, therefore, promised to continue to contribute his quota towards the development of the country and charged individuals to join hands with the government in the fight against COVID-19.
Earlier, Prof Olapeju Esimai,
Head of Public Health Department, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife and Chairman of Ooni of Ife Covid 19 Response Team explained that the locally-made fumigators are environmentally-friendly and efficient in fighting Coronavirus and similar viruses in the community.