File picture of Ooni of Ife.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi on Tuesday offered three regionally made motorised modular fumigators to the Lagos State Authorities as his contribution to the struggle towards the coronavirus pandemic.
The monarch additionally handed over a large-sized drone sprinkler to the state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, which might be used for aerial fumigation functions.
Whereas handing over the gadgets, the Ooni recommended Sanwo-Olu for his efforts up to now in combating the pandemic in Lagos, in addition to different state governors and world leaders who’re working laborious to convey an finish to the pandemic.
Nonetheless, being the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria, the Ooni mentioned Lagos deserves all of the help.
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Based on him, the federal government’s present efforts inspired him and the palace to throw their hat into the ring by developing with the disinfecting machines to assist shield the surroundings.
The monarch mentioned the fumigators, which had been regionally fabricated are environmentally-friendly.
He additionally defined that the gear converts the liquid sanitizer to fog, which in keeping with him, travels quicker and stays longer within the air to struggle the coronavirus and another virus locally.
Responding to the gesture, Sanwo-Olu expressed appreciation to the royal father, describing him as an enabler and a notable a part of governance in Nigeria.
He added that Oba Ogunwusi has equally helped the federal government in educating the agricultural individuals not solely on the presence of the pandemic as a actuality and never a fantasy but in addition by encouraging them to supply an area reply to the scourge.
“Thank you, your majesty, for showing our people the ‘can-do spirit’, thank you for using your office and institution as a strong enabler to be able to communicate and pass on this strong message to our citizens. You are a critical part of governance because you are one of our traditional institutions,” Sanwo-Olu mentioned.
“I wish to commend you, for utilizing your workplace as an establishment to let our individuals know that what we’re going by way of is actual, it’s not one thing that anyone has conjured, however it’s one thing we are able to come collectively and resolve collectively.
“It’s good that you’re main this dialog right this moment. You’re the first that will in a position to inform our folks that COVID19 is actual, you might have proven we are able to additionally look inward and take up an area resolution, and you’ve got taken it upon your self to not simply sit again and criticize, however to provide again and encourage our native business and economic system, to be very artistic and see what sort of native options you may result in.”
In the meantime, talking additional, Oba Ogunwusi, charged different Nigerians to hitch fingers with the federal government within the struggle towards COVID-19.
He urged the individuals to look past palliatives by developing with extra native options to avoid wasting lives throughout and after the COVID-19.
“Our people should look inward for solutions that are social and local as the present situation calls for home-grown interventions to support our doctors and other frontline warriors.”