- One of Nigeria's first-class monarchs, Ooni of Ife, has donated three motorised modular fumigators to the Sokoto state government
- The donation was received by the state's deputy governor on Sunday
- Governor Tambuwal commended the brotherhood spirit of the Ooni of Ife for his show of concern in the state’s commitment in the COVID-19 fight
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye, has donated three locally manufactured motorised modular fumigators to the Sokoto state government on Sunday, July 26.
This is contained in a statement issued by Aminu Abdullahi, the director of press, Sokoto state deputy governor’s office, Daily Nigerian reports.
Receiving the donation, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, commended the brotherhood spirit of the Ooni of Ife, for his show of concern in the state’s commitment in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.
Tambuwal, represented by his deputy, Manir Dan’iya, said the gesture would further cement the existing harmonious relationship between the kingdoms of Sokoto and that of Ife.
Speaking, Professor Esimai Olupeju, Head of Department of Community Health, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, who led the delegation, said the machines were part of Ooni’s intervention to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Olupeju said that the motorised modular fumigator was a local invention of the Oduduwa Machine and Tools which has a cabin of about 75 kgs, tank of about 1000 litres for the disinfectants.
Earlier, the state task force Chairman for COVID-19, Dr Ali Inname, informed the delegation of measures taken by the state government to combat the spread of the virus.
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Meanwhile, the Ife monarch had on Wednesday, April 29, also donated fumigation drones to the Ogun state government.
The traditional leader was received by the Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, who thanked the traditional ruler for the gesture.
The governor commended the traditional ruler for supporting efforts of the Ogun state government to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Abiodun said he was impressed that the drones were locally made. He disclosed that the state was embarking on palliatives to many citizens residing in the state.
The governor stated that his administration was planning to provide palliatives to 20,000 youths across 20 local governments in the state.
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