The Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) are supporting Oyo State’s efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus to the tune of N350 million.
This was disclosed in a statement issued in Ibadan on Sunday by the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa.
Adisa said that Oyo State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinola Ojo, and a member of the COVID-19 Task Force, Prof. Temitope Alonge, announced the support during a meeting of the task force, presided over by Gov. Makinde.
According to him, CACOVID is supporting the state government with N30 million for the rehabilitation of isolation centres and donating equipment worth N220 million, while NCDC is supporting the state with N100 million.
The governor’s aide disclosed that the State was scaling up its isolation centres to 320- bed capacity.
He said that while the state had completed work on the Infectious Disease Centre, which has 100-bed capacity in Ibadan, it was also working on a 100-bed Isolation centre in Saki.
He further said that the state was working on a 40-bed isolation centre in Ogbomoso, 40-bed isolation centre in Igboora, 10-bed centre in Agbami – Jericho, Ibadan and another 24-bed centre in Aawe near Oyo town.
AND A MEMBER OF THE COVID-19 TASK FORCE
CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY TO GOV. SEYI MAKINDE
COALITION AGAINST COVID-19 (CACOVID)
MR. AKINOLA OJO
MR. TAIWO ADISA
NIGERIA CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL (NCDC)
OYO GOVT RECEIVES N350M SUPPORT FROM
OYO STATE COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCE
PROF. TEMITOPE ALONGE