COVID-19: Oyedepo, Amosun donate ambulances, N25m, others

The Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church, David Oyedepo, has donated medical equipment and supplies to Lagos and Ogun to support the states’ efforts in containing coronavirus.

The donated items included two brand new ambulances (one for each state), face masks, hand sanitisers, latex hand gloves, personal protection device and pulse oximeters.

Also, a former governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, said he had donated N25m to the Ogun State Government, as his contribution to the fight against coronavirus.

Amosun, who is representing Ogun Central at the Senate, disclosed his donation in a letter dated March 31, which was signed by him and addressed to Governor Dapo Abiodun.

Presenting the items to the Lagos State Government at the Lagos House in Marina, Oyedepo’s Special Assistant, Pastor Steve Ogah, said the state-of-the-art ambulance had the capacity for first aid, test and treatment of those infected or on emergency resulting from the infection.

Also, representing the church in Ogun, Pastor David Oyedepo Jnr. said the gesture was to show solidarity with the state government in the battle against Covid-19.

The Ogun State Deputy Governor, Naimot Salako,  appreciated the church for its kind gesture.

She said “I want to seize the opportunity to let the people of Ogun State know that the government will continue to protect the people and make sure that they are prepared for any eventuality.”

Amosun’s letter titled, ‘Donation towards the management of COVID-19 challenges in Ogun State,’ hinted that the fund had been transferred into an Access Bank account of the state tagged, ‘Ogun State Coalition Against COVID-19.’