The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has donated two motorised fumigating machines to Rivers State Government to enable the state to contain the arising spread of coronavirus.
In a statement made known on June 10, 2020, by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, the representative of the Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, represented by Princess Fadekemi Fadojutimi, the Yoruba Monarch, while commending the State Governor for his pragmatic approach in the fight against coronavirus in the state, said the machines which uses sodium hydrochloride solution would assist the state government alongside other measures put in place to contain the pandemic.
The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, receiving the gifts at the Government House, Port Harcourt, thanked the Ooni for the kind gesture to the state government when all hands are on deck to fight the global pandemic.
Governor Wike, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Health, Professor Princewill Chike, also commended the monarch for the patriotic zeal which inspired him to donate the machine.
Wike, however, noted that the innovation that harnessed the talents of youths to fabricate deserved to be emulated.
The Governor urged Nigerian youths to use the COVID-19 period to look for innovative ways to be productive in the society.
Governor Wike, while noting that the machines would boost the state government’s current decontamination of all public places also pledged that the machines would be put into judicious use by the relevant government agencies for the overall benefit of Rivers people.