- The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has donated resourceful equipment to the combat of coronavirus in Lagos state
- Among the donated tools are locally made motorised trucks and drone for aerial fumigation
- The monarch said he was moved by the concerted efforts of world leaders in containing the deadly virus
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has given the Lagos government three locally made motorized fumigators in the fight against the pandemic in the state.
Added to those is a large drone sprinkler that could be used for wide aerial fumigation. He did the formal presentation of the donations to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
During the presentation, the monarch said that he was inspired to give because of the great ways world leaders have been dealing with the deadly virus, VON reports.
The Ooni of Ife also said that the locally made pieces of equipment are eco-friendly because of how their materials were sourced.
Oba Enitan added that Lagos being the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria needs all the support it can get. The governor, on the other hand, commended the king for his support.
Sanwo-Olu said that to beat the virus, everybody would have to come together and deal with the deadly disease collectively.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a European expert, Pasi Penttinen, said that the coronavirus vaccine will not be ready until the end of 2021 under “most optimistic of scenarios".
In speaking with Sky News, he said that the process of developing a vaccine is a very complicated and expensive one, saying to ascertain its effectiveness, so many human trials would have to be done.
“On top of that, you need to make sure in this kind of situation of your manufacturing capacity, which essentially is sufficient for the whole world.
"Having a one-and-a-half to two-year timeline to get that done is nothing short of a miracle,” he said.
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It should be noted that Penttinen is the head of the ECDC’s influenza and other Respiratory Viruses Programme.
In other news, the British ambassador to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, commended the Made-in-Nigeria ankara face mask as she rocked it in a shared picture on Twitter. The high commissioner said that the material is very stylish and comfortable to use.
Laing is in a walking pose in the picture as some officials work on in the left side of the photo's background.
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