The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force , on Saturday disclosed that the state government has received donations amounting to N125 million in cash and some other donations.
A statement by the Acting Chairman of the Task Force, Prof Temitope Alonge, on behalf the State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, shortly after the regular review meeting of the team, said the state has also concluded arrangements to decontaminate (fumigate) markets across the state.
He stated that the decontamination would be carried out using experts from the University of Ibadan, while the exact date of the exercise would be communicated through the heads of markets.
Alonge further stated that the Task Force was also briefed about the School-on-Air programme designed to fill the gap for students in SS3, which is being supported by telecommunications giant, Airtel, with a donation of 500mb of data to each participating student.
He said: “The Commissioner for Education, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye, who briefed the Task Force, said that the programme being run on the radio and television channels of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), was already reaching between 60 and 70 percent of the student population.
“The Task Force was further alerted to the decision of Governor Seyi Makinde to roll out palliatives to residents of the state within a short while and that the Ministry of Special Duties and Women Affairs and Social Inclusion are working out the modalities for the distribution of the palliatives in a way that would ensure the people who are really in need are directly reached.”