Arole Oodua & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II on Saturday donated two locally-fabricated modular fumigators to the Oyo State government to assist the state in its effort to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
Received by the state governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde yesterday at the Agodi government house in Ibadan, Ooni Ogunwusi said the donations were his contribution’s towards assisting the state in the fight against the pandemic in the state.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor received the donations, while also appreciating the monarch for his kind gesture towards the state.
The governor maintained that the fumigators would assist the state a lot in its bid to curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state.
“As his subjects, we are glad to receive Kabiyesi the Ooni here at the government house today. We are happy with the fumigators he donated to us, because they will assist us in the fight against COVID-19.
“Kabiyesi came from an enlightened and business background. So, he understands how the economy works and the multiplier effect of things like this. So, I am not surprised at all.” Makinde said.
The Ooni said “We have come to Oyo State to donate two modular fumigators to our forward-looking governor, who we are very pleased with. And we will continue from there.
“Coronavirus knows nobody. It is a leveller and we should all come together to fight it.
“From my business background before I became king, I had a fabricating yard and we came up with a technology of converting liquid to fog and it is very uncommon in Nigeria the way we fumigate. So, we decided to make it 100 per cent home-grown modular fumigator.
“It can be mounted at the back of any truck. We came up together with a lot of youths that are very agile to see how we can look at the opportunity from the disadvantage of the COVID-19 that is all over the world.
“That was why we came up with this initiative that will be useful post-COVID-19. It is useful in construction industry for anti-dust; useful during large gathering because we know our system and culture. We like to gather.”
It will be recalled the Ooni was on Thursday in Osogbo where he donated two fumigators to Governor Isiaka Oyetola having on Tuesday and Wednesday fumigated the ancient city of Ile-Ife and its environs including Modakeke against the pandemic Coronavirus disease with his newly invented locally made fumigators supported by drones provided by FST Drone Services Company owned by Mr Larinde Williams.
Ooni, the Natural Head of the Oduduwa rsce globally who doubled as Co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria(NCTRN) promised to continually contribute his quota towards the development of the country, saying the fumigators invented by him and manufactured in his palace is a modular motorized machine that can be mounted on the back of any truck.