COVID-19: Olowu Lauds FG, Seeks Financial Assistance For Osun
Olowu of Kuta, HRH Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama, Tegbosun iii, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Task Force for being pro-active to curtail the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus.
Olowu in a Press Briefing During the flag off of “Olori Fatima Adeola makama Oyelude 2nd Community Empowerment Initiatives”said the effort of the federal government has paid off as the lockdown has really worked and now that it’s being eased, I urge caution and Critical appraisal of Situations before total total Resumption of Activities, lives should be Above Economic Consideration and social activity that has being in limbo in the last 40 days.
While thanking the federal government for the 1,800 bags of rice sent to Osun, the revered monarch however urged the PTF to do more in term of financial assistance such as was rendered to Lagos, Ogun and the FCT in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Olowu, who had earlier sought the assistance of the federal government immediately after the index case and the Ejigbo returnees from Abidjan increased phenomenal the number of people with Coronavirus in the state, said such gesture is predicated on the fact that Osun is not financially buoyant before the COVID-19 which has further put more pressure on the lean resources of the state.
“I think the federal government has done so well in curtailing the COVID-19 and we must commend them. Even those who had predicted doom for Africa based on the way the rampaging COVID-19 humbled some of the developed world with better healthcare infrastructure cannot but commend the Buhari led government for its comportment which has led to the reduction in fatality recorded since February 27 when the index case was detected.
“ State like Osun deserves financial assistance to augment its lean financial resources in order for the state government not to grind to a halt. The federal government can also grant debt relief or moratorium for Osun state so as to be on sound footing post COVID-19.” Olowu said.
He, however, commiserated with President Buhari over the death of his chief of staff, Malam Abba Kyari and other Nigerians who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Olowu, has also announced that the 2nd Edition of Olori Fatima Adeola makama oyelude annual empowerment program is being flag off today Friday with emphasis on COVID-19 palliatives to support the government as his modest contribution to the well being of Our people during this trying time.
He explained that vulnerable people such as widows, orphans and less privileged in Owu Kuta will be given foodstuffs and various sum of cash to augment their feeding.
“This is our little way of giving back to the society as a royal father and to support our governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola who is doing a good job towards improving the wellbeing of our people.” Olowu added.