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COVID-19: Afenifere Commends South-West Govs, Donates N3 million

COVID-19: Afenifere Commends South-West Govs, Donates N3 million
  • PublishedApril 16, 2020


A socio-political group, Afenifere has lauded the governors of the South-West states on their efforts at containing the spread of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic in the region.

Afenifere made the commendation just as it donated N500, 000 to each government of the six states of the South-West.

Addressing newsmen at his Osogbo residence on Thursday, the National Leader of the group, Senator Ayo Fasanmi stated that the group was happy with the various measures taken by the six governors since the first recorded case in the country.

Fasanmi urged citizens to cooperate with the government and adhere to the measures put in place by their respective governors to ensure that the virus is rid of in the region.

The nonagenarian enjoined the governors in the region to ensure that adequate palliatives are provided for the citizens to ease the hardship caused by the virus.

He also called on the governors in the region to work together and not allow political affiliations hinder them from working as one to combat the virus.

Fasanmi said: “This disease poses a greater challenge to individuals and as a nation. We have to do all we can to prevent it from affecting everyone of us. I must appreciate the governors in South-West and their efforts at containing the virus in the region from the moment we recorded our first case and up till this moment.

“Not minding political affiliations, I enjoin them to come together to fight the virus and ensure our region has no reported case.

“I appreciate the citizens in the South-West for cooperating with the government and will urge them to continue to and abide by every rule.  It is though painful but at the end of the day, it will be to our advantage. We have been lucky here that we are not dying in hundreds in Nigeria like we have in different parts of the world.  We just have to cooperate with them.

“On its side, the governments must do well to alleviate the suffering of their citizens.

“To also join in the fight, we are donating 500,000 each to the governments of the six states.  However small this is to these states, it is Afenifere’s humble contribution to combat the pandemic in the South-West.”

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