The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has donated two modular motorised fumigators to Abia State government.
Receiving the items, the governor of the state, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, represented by the Secretary to State Government Barr. Chris Ezem lauded the vision of the Ooni for deploying modern technology in the fight against COVID-19.
The SSG described the donation as a unique one that has gone beyond being a palliative, noting that these facilites could still be used post COVID-19 era.
He went further to promise that the modular motorized fumigators would be put in good use use for the benefit of the people in the fight agsinst COVID-19 in the State.
Speaking earlier, the Ooni of Ife, represented by one of his aides, Mr. Ayoyemi Osunleye, who led a delegation, said he was in Abia State to donate 2 modular motorized fumigators that will assist the State Government as led by Dr Okezie Ikpeazu in the fight against COVID-19 in Abia.
He revealed that the Ooni assembled youths from his domain to put the modular motorized fumigators together, adding that the team copied copiously from the entrepreneurial spirit of Ndi-Igbo.
He equally said that the Ooni is assiduously working with some Universities and Research Centres to develop drugs that would be used to treat COVID-19 patients.
Those also on the entourage of the Ooni’s delegation were Oba Awosunle Tokunbo Babatunde among others.
Abia State Head of Service, Sir Onyii Wamah, Permanent Secretaries and other top government officials were present during the presentation of the modular motorized fumigators.