Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun commended former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), for their donations to the state’s COVID-19 Pandemic Support Fund.
Abiodun made the commendation on Saturday in a statement signed by him.
He thanked the Chairman of BUA Group of Companies, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu and the founder of Fate Foundation, Mr Fola Adeola.
“The good Samaritans responded promptly and selflessly to plea by the state government for help from well-meaning Nigerians and foreign development agencies to aid the fight against COVID-19,” Abiodun said.
Obasanjo and Adeola donated their homes in Abeokuta for use by the government as isolation centres for suspected patients of COVID-19.
Adeboye donated the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds and ventilators for the treatment of patients, and other equipment at Redeemer’s Health Centre, Mowe.
Rabiu donated N100 million as relief support and made a pledge of medical supplies to the government.
Abiodun promised to ensure transparent use of all the donations and urged other well-meaning Nigerians to emulate their kind gestures.
The governor described the pandemic as a global challenge which required a collective approach to check the spread.
“We will confront it. We will slow it down and we will defeat it,” he said.