GOVERNOR BAGUDU OF KEBBI COMMENDS OONI OF IFE FOR HIS SUPPORT TO THE PEOPLE OF KEBBI IN FIGHTING COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
According to the press secretary to the state’s Deputy Governor, Abdullahi Musa Yalmo,
the Kebbi State Governor Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has commended the Arole Oodua & Ooni of Ife Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, for his love to the people of the State in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Bagudu who was represented by His Deputy, rtd. Colonel Sama’ila Yombe Dabai mni, fss, psc+ MBA, and State Coordinator, Kebbi State Task Force Team made the commendation while recieving a Motorized Modular Fumigator donated by Ooni Ogunwusi in his capacity as Co-chairman, National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN) to States across the Country and Federal Capital Territory, the FCT.
The Kebbi State Governor expressed appreciation of the Government and people of Kebbi over the gesture and congratulated the royal father for leading the fight against the pandemic, saying Kebbi Government will look forward to emulating the effort of the Royal Father in fabricating its own in the State towards complimenting his stride in ensuring a COVID-19 free Nigeria.
“Kindly extend our profound gratitude to His Imperial Majesty, for the bold step he has taken to fighting the scourge, hoping to see individuals borrowing a leaf from him’ the Governor said.
In her remarks, Chairman of Ooni Covid-19 Intervention Team, a Professor of Public Health, as well as Head of Department, Community Health at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Professor Olapeju Esimai said the Motorized Modular Fumigator is an invention of House of Oduduwa Machine and Tools, part of His Imperial Majesty the Ooni of Ife’s response to COVID-19 Pandemic and that the Machine has a Cabin which is about 75 Kilogram, a tank of about 1000 litre which holds the disinfectant, Sodium Hypochlorite in 0.5 percent concentration and covers a wide range of about 20-30 litres radius.
Professor Olupeju said outside COVID-19 infection, the Fumigator can be used in Agricultural Industry to dispense Pesticides and Insecticides in addition to other invention of House of Oduduwa which included disinfection Cabin which can be placed in Shopping Malls, Schools to disinfect people and Small Machines that can be used for indoor fumigation in Schools, Worship Centres and homes.
At the Ceremony were Members of Kebbi State Task Force Team led by the Chairman and Commissioner for Health, Rt.Hon. Ja’afar Muhammad Clean among others.
Main point of the occasion was formal presentation of 2 No. Motorized Modular Fumigator on behalf of the Ooni by the Asoya of Isoya in Osun state, Oba Muraina Adedini supported by the Ooni’s Director of Media & Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare and another member of the team, Mr Daramola Morakinyo, to the State Deputy Governor for unward transmission to the State Governor.