Efforts of the Oyo State Government to contain and control the COVID-19 pandemic from spreading in the State has received major boosts as well-meaning individuals from within and outside the State joined the fight against the virus through financial donations.
This followed the setting up of accounts named Oyo State COVID-19 Endowment Fund in three Banks.
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the State Government believes the setting up of the accounts would allow members of the public interested in supporting the efforts of the State Government donate freely.
The Banks, according to information published on Oyo State official website, oyostate.gov.ng, gave the names of the participating Banks as: First Bank – 2035265034; UBA – 102748677 and Unity Bank -0046196464.
According to the statement, the State’s Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akinola Ojo, gave the nod for the operation of the accounts, which will remain the only avenue by which financial contributions can be made to the State.
The statement also indicated that those seeking to support the State with material donations could make further enquiries by calling 07055522222 and 09041474990.
Reports indicated that with the opening of the accounts, a number of well-meaning individuals have started making contributions.