A social-cultural group, Afenifere, under the leadership of Senator Ayo Fasanmi, on Thursday announced a donation of N3m to the six South-West states as its contribution towards the provision of relief items for people during restriction of movement.
Speaking to newsmen in his Osogbo residence, Fasanmi said each of the six South-West states would get N500,000 from the group.
Fasanmi commended the South-West governors for taking measures which he said had prevented a rapid spread of coronavirus.
He urged the residents to adhere to measures put in place by governors to eradicate COVID-19 in the region.
Fasanmi also enjoined the governors to ensure that adequate palliatives were provided for the citizens to ease the hardship caused by the lockdown to the check the spread of the virus.
He said, “This disease poses a greater challenge to individuals and as a nation. We have to do all we can to prevent it from affecting everyone of us. I must appreciate the governors in the South-West for their efforts at containing the virus from the moment we recorded our first case and up till now.
“To also join in the fight, we are donating N500,000 each to the government of the six states. However small ,this is to these states Afenere’s humble contribution to combat the pandemic in the region.”