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COVID-19: Oyo appreciates donors, contribution



OYO State Government has written appreciation letters to individuals and corporate organisations that contributed to the state’s fight against the novel coronavirus.

  A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. TaiwoAdisa, indicates that the letters signed by the Governor Seyi Makinde, were addressed to donors who contributed financially as well as those who contributed food items, medical and other relief materials.

  Government set up a dedicated Oyo State COVID-19 Endowment Fund to receive cash donations from public spirited individuals and organisations.

  The statement notes that the state recognised their contribution and adds that people of Oyo state can always count on them especially in times of need.

  According to the statement, some of the donors who already had letters addressed to them, included the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), with a financial donation of N30 million, and the duo of the late Chief Bode Akindele and Chief Bode Amoo, who both donated N25 million each.

  The statement explains that the state has so far raised cash donations amounting to N394 million, agricultural inputs/food items worth about N186 million and Health/Medical materials worth N356 million, while CACOVID has donated items worth N150million.

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