By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
As the scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic threatening human existence across the globe seem uncontrollable,an Ekiti Community Leader and Philanthropist, Atayero Olusegun Aderemi has said the reason the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been somehow doubting the local claims of remedies to the virus could be attributed to government’s failure to showcase them enough to the world.
Aderemi,who is also the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Autofit and Energy ,Lagos said:”It is high time we begun to look for home Grown cure for this deadly virus .Government must not underrate our indigenous Tradomedical practitioners.”
“Yes,the government is trying to contain it but from the available statistics we are not on top of the situation yet.I think what the government should pay attention to now is how to get home grown cure.
According to him,”Many herbs produced locally by these tradomedical practitioners have been found to be effective in curing some diseases even before the advent Coronavirus. So,I think this is what we need now if must win this war against COVID-19 “
He made the observation while speaking with journalists after having given some palliatives to hundreds of vulnerable people in Aramoko-Ekiti,his home town.
Aderemi lamented that he was torched by plights of Nigerians saying the gesture was the first in the series of packages designed for the people of the area to ease the pains of the lockdown.
The palliative which included food items like Beans ,Gari and Salt were taking to the door steps of the aged and some widows in the community while other beneficiaries received theirs at the open ground in the Garage area in the town.
Aderemi who urged people to continue to adhere strictly to all hiegene procedures also admonished government to look inward for possible cure for the deadly virus.
He also called on government to liaise with credible Non Governmental Organisations with a view to making impactful distribution of palliatives to vulnerables in the country .
One of the beneficiaries,Yeye Oluse Ikoro thanked Aderemi for bringing the palliative to theirdoir steps adding many beneficiaries would have missed the opportunity.
The octogenarian said the community would continue to pray for the success of the donor in all his future endeavours.
In his remark, the chairman Ekiti West Local Government area , Hon Kareem Agunbiade who was at the scene of the distribution lauded the efforts of the donor describing it as novel.
Hon. Agunbiade noted that Aderemi’s good gesture had further compliment the recent government’s intervention in the community .
He,therefore called on other well to do individuals in the community to borrow a leaf from the donor and assist the poor and vulnerable
Another community leader, Prince Adeleye Olusegun also commended the initiative and urged others to follow suit.