Oyo State Government has written personal letters to individuals and Corporate Organisations that contributed to the State’s fight against the novel Coronavirus.
The Government, in letters signed by the Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde; the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, and the State’s Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akinola Ojo, expressed gratitude to everyone who gave monetary and material support to the State; adding that it was heartwarming that the Government and people of the State could count on them.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the letters were addressed to donors who contributed financially, as well as those who contributed food items, medical and other relief materials.
The statement named some of the donors who already had letters addressed to them as including the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID), with a financial donation of ₦30 million; the United Bank for Africa (UBA) with a donation of ₦28.5 million and the duo of the late Chief Bode Akindele and Chief Bode Amoo, who both donated ₦25 million each.
Other recipients of the letters included De Damak Nigeria Limited/Alhaji Chief Dawud Akinola, who donated ₦20 million; Adron Homes- N20 million; First Bank- ₦20 million; and Nigerian Breweries, which also donated ₦20 million.
Those in the ₦10 million category who have received the letters include Unity Bank, ICMA Professional Services/Dr Awa Ibrahim, Lateef O. Fagbemi & Co, Engr. Oseni Abass Aderemi, His Excellency, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, CCECC, Ledco Limited, FCMB and Otunba Olumide Osusina of Megamond Investment.
Donors in the ₦5 million category who were also appreciated by the Government include: Christ Apostolic Church, Alhaji Yekini Adeojo, Chief Dotun Sanusi, Heritage Bank Ltd, AOS Orwell Limited, Chief Bode George, DAR AL-Handasah, Chief Kola Daisi and Sterling Bank; while ITC Advisory Services and Ratcon Construction were appreciated for their donations of ₦2.5 million each.
The statement added that the State Government intends to address letters to all categories of donors as a mark of its appreciation of their immense contributions; adding that the State has so far raised cash donations amounting to ₦394 million, agricultural inputs\food items worth to ₦186 million and Health/Medical materials worth ₦356 million, while CACOVID has donated items worth ₦150million so far.