By David Adeoye
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has donated two fabricated fumigators and drones to assist Oyo State Government in stem the spread of the COVID-19.
Ogunwusi, who was received at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, by Gov. Seyi Makinde, said the gesture was his contribution towards the fight against the pandemic.
Makinde, while receiving the items, appreciated the monarch for his kind gesture.
He said that the fumigators would assist in curtailing the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
“Kabiyesi came from an enlightened and business background.
“So, he understands how the economy works and the multiplier effect of things like this; so, I am not surprised at all,’’ the governor remarked.
Earlier, the monarch said that he was at the Government House to donate two modular fumigators to “a forward-looking governor”, who he was “very pleased with”.
According to him, coronavirus knows nobody as it is a leveller and there is the need for all to come together to fight it.
“From my business background before I became king, I had a fabricating yard and we came up with a technology of converting liquid to fog and it is very uncommon in Nigeria the way we fumigate.
“So, we decided to make it 100 per cent home-grown modular fumigator.
“It can be mounted at the back of any truck.
“We came up together with a lot of youths that are very agile to see how we can look at the opportunity from the disadvantage of the COVID-19 that is all over the world.
“That was why we came up with this initiative that will be useful in the post-COVID-19.
“It is useful in the construction industry for anti-dust; useful during large gathering because we know our system and culture. We like to gather,’’ the Royal father said.
He promised to continually contribute his quota towards the development of the country.