Efforts of the Oyo state government to contain the COVID-19 pandemic from spreading has received a major boost with the donation of N10 million by Chief Lateef Fagbemi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
A statement issued in Ibadan on Thursday by Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, also indicated that chairman, Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort, Chief Dotun Sanusi, donated N5 million to the endowment fund.
Adisa said that the state government believes that the setting up of the endowment fund would allow members of the public interested in supporting its efforts to make donations through the three designated bank accounts.
According to him, the state’s Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinola Ojo, gave approval for the operation of the accounts, which will remain the only avenue by which financial contributions can be made to the state.
Adisa disclosed that a number of well-meaning individuals have already started making contributions through the accounts,
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Fagbemi and Sanusi, in seperate letters addressed to Gov. Seyi Makinde, commended the works being done in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Fagbemi commended some of the measures already put in place by the government and advised that all hands must be on deck to improve on the interventions.
Similarly, Sanusi commended the proactive measures put in place by Gov Makinde to fight the virus in the state.” the statement read.