On a move to support Federal government in fighting against the spread of COVID-19, the Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has recently donated fumigators to Nigerian Army and Enugu State government.
Following the support move, it was gathered that Ooni’s Covid-19 team are currently on tour to South East and South-South Region of the country.
Speaking on the donation, the Secretary of the Covid-19 team, Princess Fadekemi Fadojutimi, disclosed that Oba of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, gave out the equipment willingly and out of selfless service.
“The equipments was locally produced right inside the Ooni’s palace in Ile-Ife while the chemical sustenance is body friendly and not harmful to health.
“With the equipment, we can fumigate markets or other public areas where people gather, we also have a drone that covers above the normal surface”, she stated.
Added that the chemical is body-friendly as its a solution that was mixed with sodium and hydrochloride. However, it is not harmful to the body.
Reacting to the donation, Enugu State government extended their appreciation to Ooni of Ife, noted that the invention will not only assist in containing the spread of the virus but will also create employment for Nigerians.
“We cannot thank him enough, we pray for him and wholeheartedly accept these donations”, the appreciation read.
In the reports gathered by Daily News Nigeria, it was added that Ooni of Ife in his capacity never stopped supporting as he has also donated two motorised modular fumigators to the Nigerian Army at Ile-Oodua’s palace recently.
Following the donation move, on behalf of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Omozoje thanked the foremost monarch for the kind gesture, which validates the confidence Nigerians have in the leadership of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai as it will assist the army to fulfil its constitutional roles of defending Nigerians against the enemies of the State.
Recalled that the Covid-19 team had also two weeks ago delivered motorized fumigators to Edo, Bayelsa, Delta and Anambra States.
In addition and steadfastness, Ooni’s Covid-19 team are presently in Ebonyi State and thereafter move to Imo, Abia, Rivers, Cross Rivers and the Akwa Ibom States.