The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has donated two motorised modular fumigator to Ogun State government, with a call on Nigerians to protect themselves against the spread of Covid-19, which he said was indeed real.
Speaking at the presentation at the Arcade Ground, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Oba Ogunwusi, said the gesture was an initiative of the House of Oduduwa machine tools, assuring that the motorised modular fumigators, which were locally made, would be given to the 36 States of the Federation.
“Corona virus is real, and for a lot of people that probably think it is not real, it is real. People on social media are saying, why is the Ooni wearing the face mask? I have to lead by example, to tell the entire world that indeed, the virus is real and we should all protect ourselves”, he said.
The Ooni added that he was ready to personally deliver the fumigators to states across the federation, saying he might need help when he meets with any form of obstacle in the process.
“For the motorised molecular fumigator, we are looking at the 36 States of the Federation, but the major challenge is logistics, so, we are trying to cover the ones we can within our ambit, when we get to the point of meeting a brick wall, I will shout to the whole world for help”, the Monarch stated.
Responding, the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, described Oba Ogunwusi as a 21st century Monarch, who was passionate about the cause of the Yoruba race and welfare of his people, noting that he was glad that the local economy was empowered through the motorised modular fumigator, which was locally manufactured.
“Your Royal Majesty, you are very much endowed with lots of wisdom. You’ve risen up to the occasion as usual, to support us with this equipment. We are very impressed that you’ve looked inward, engaged research people from the Obafemi Awolowo University to consult with you, provide the chemicals, the know-how, you’ve put our people together and this again speaks volume of the stuff you are made of, we are very grateful”, he said.