We Have Received N394 Million Cash Donations For Covid-19-Oyo State. This was made public by the Chief Press Secretary To Governor Mr Taiwo Adisa.
In the statement yesterday the state reveals how much they have gotten since this Covid-19 entered the state. Reports has it that the appreciation letter was jointly signed by the governor, the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun and Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akinola Ojo.
The letter conveyed the government’s gratitude to all those who donated money, food items, medical and other relief materials to the cause.
The government stated that it was heartwarming that the government and people of the state could count on the donors. The state government said this we will help them cushion the effect of the virus.
The letter reads:
“The novel corona virus pandemic has tremendously impacted the world’s economy and, by extension, Oyo state.
“In order to cushion the effect of this virus, provide necessary health infrastructure, support businesses and provide palliatives to the indigent among us, the government set up a dedicated fund to receive cash donations from public-spirited individuals and organizations.
“To this end, I write to thank you and recognize your contributions.
“It is heartwarming that the government and people of Oyo State can always count on you, especially in times of need.”
Some of the donors to include:
- the Coalition Against COVID-19 (N30 million)
- United Bank for Africa (N28.5 million)
- the duo of late Chief Bode Akindele and Chief Bode Amoo, who donated N25 million each.
- De Damak Nigeria Ltd/Alhaji Dawud Akinola (N20 million)
- Adron Homes (N20 million)
- First Bank of Nigeria (N20 million)
- Nigerian Breweries (N20 million) among many others.
Agricultural inputs and food items were worth N186 million. Some came in form of health and medical materials worth N356 million.