COVID-19: AFE BABLOLA, OLANIPEKUN DONATE HANDSOMELY TO EKITI GOVT.
The Founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), and Grand Patron of Ekiti State COVID-19 Response Resource Mobilisation Committee, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), has donated the sum of one hundred million naira and 800 bags of rice in support of Ekiti State Government’s war against the coronavirus pandemic.
Also, the state got a donation of a ventilator and the sum of N10 million naira from, frontline lawyer and member of the committee, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN).
The two donations were announced during the committee’s first virtual meeting on Thursday.
According to a release by the Secretary of the Committee, Mrs Margaret Fagboyo, the meeting which was presided over by the Chairman of the Ekiti State Covid-19 Committee Response Resource Mobilisation Committee, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi had in attendance, the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Aare Afe Babalola, the Patrons who are past Governors of the state- Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, Dr Ayodele Fayose and Chief Segun Oni, as well as 43 other members of the Committee . The meeting, according to Fagboyo, was convened for members to discuss the mandate of the Committee, which include mobilization of resources, direct funding campaign for COVID-19 response, as well as identifying and soliciting effective funding channels/sources.
“The Committee Chairman, Patrons and other members applauded Governor Fayemi for the initiative and commended him for putting politics aside and bringing Ekiti sons and daughters in diverse groups to serve the State in the war against the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The meeting also announced the composition of five sub-committees to work on different areas of the committee’s activities.