A number of corporate organisations, religious groups and individuals have contributed to the Oyo State COVID-19 Endowment Fund, the state government has announced.
In a statement signed by Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor on Thursday, First Bank of Nigeria and ADRON Homes and Properties Ltd donated N20 million each; while a former governor state governor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, and former a governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Engr. Aderemi Oseni, donated N10 million each.
Also. a founding leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Alhaji Yekini Adeojo, and the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), donated N5 million each, while the Kola Daisi Foundation and Protogy Global Services donated N1 million each.
The statement disclosed that as of April 8, 2020, the funds in the three accounts domiciled in First Bank, UBA and Unity Bank stand at N200 million.
Some groups, corporate entities and individuals have also made donations such as foodstuffs, drinks and other items worth millions to the state’s Food Security and Emergency Task Force.
Some of the food products donated to the state include rice, beans, garri, yam and vegetable oil, among others.
Other items donated to the state government include hand sanitisers, medical items, knapsack sprayers and buckets.
The state government said it has received donations in food items and other materials worth close to N50 million.
The statement also indicated that details of the donations have been published on Oyo State website: www.oyostate.gov.ng as of April 8, 2020.
The statement added that Governor Seyi Makinde was full of appreciations to the donors.