The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed the plans of his administration to provide palliatives to twenty thousand youths across the twenty Local Government Areas of the State.
Prince Dapo Abiodun, who made this known at the Arcade Ground, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, when he received the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, who came to present two motorised modular fumigators – an initiative of the House of Oduduwa Machine Tools – to the State Government, said that the initiative to give palliatives to youths across the twenty LGAs is meant for the poor and vulnerable youths across the State.
“Our promise is that we will continue to provide for as many people as possible. We have decided that our next target is going to our youths because they are also vulnerable. They are not elderly, but many of them are poor and vulnerable, so we have decided that we are going to identify about a thousand youths per Local Government Area across the twenty LGAs, making it twenty thousand youths and we are going to provide palliatives to them,” he said.
Prince Abiodun, while describing the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi as a 21st century Monarch who is passionate about his people, noted that he was glad that the Monarch was able to empower the local economy through the motorised modular fumigator, which was locally manufactured.
Abiodun also disclosed that his administration had been able to flatten the curve of the spread of the virus through the setting up of its emergency operation procedure, incident action plan and its about 300-bed capacity isolation centers.
He added that the State has a high number of ventilators, while adding that his administration was able to purchase 11 ventilators, receive 2 from the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and meet 10 from the facility built by the immediate past administration.
In his remarks, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi disclosed that the virus was indeed real, calling on the people of the State and Country to protect themselves against the spread of the virus.
The Ooni, who noted that the motorised modular fumigators which were locally made would be given to all 36 States, added that he is ready to deliver the fumigators to states across the Federation, but might be forced to ask for help if he meets with any form of obstacle.