COVID-19: Makinde Approves Fund For Establishing Oyo State Centre For Testing Samples

Gov Makinde of Oyo State

*CPS insists Oyo govt ready to curtail, contain CoronaVirus

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has approved funds for the establishment of the state owned  centre for the testing of samples from suspected carriers of the deadly CoronaVirus disease.
The  Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa dropped this hint in Ibadan on Wednesday at a sensitization programme organised for stakeholders in the state 
Mr Adisa said with the centre on ground in Oyo State  where samples can be tested, there will be no basis for sending samples to Lagos State for confirmation of the status of suspected carriers in the state.
Disclosing that Oyo State Government is presently working with relevant agencies to curtail the spread of CoronaVirus, the CPS stressed that the Governor Makinde led administration in Oyo  state ” is not resting until the CoronaVirus  is curtailed in the state”, 
He then urged that all hands must  be on the deck in the on going fight against CoronaVirus as the Oyo state task force on COVID 19 will ensure that lives are protected in and across Oyo state.
Oyo state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Scial Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Sani while speaking with newsmen called on  Nigerians to support Orphange homes and person’s Living with Disabilities in the on going  fight against the spread of Coronavirus 
The Commissioner pointed out ddr that  many of the homes both government and private owned needs urgent support, and that  Persons living with Disabilities, PWDs should also be tageted in philanthropic gesture.
Alhaja Sani however chargedewll meanung Nigerians to reach out to the needy in their communities as a way of helping them and the society in general .
At the Stakeholders forum ,the Ministry of Health urged residents across the state to avoid hugging, shaking and ensure regular washing of hands as well as maintaining social distance.
The stakeholders at the forum  were invited from all the six geopolitical zones of the state, NGOs, Orphanage Home Operators, including women focused groups not more than 30people.


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