The private sector-led coalition against Covid-19, CACOVID yesterday donated a fully equipped isolation centre with 100 bed spaces and other equipment to the Kwara state government.
The Isolation Center is located at Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony to the state government, the spokesperson of CACOVID, Mrs Grace Olagunju said that the gesture was meant to support the state government to successfully fight the virus in the state.
She said, ‘As you are aware, as a result of the pandemic that is ravaging the world and the country, CACOVID, a coalition of private-sector organizations felt the need to come together with various governments and agencies, and Kwara being one of the active states we found it worthy to make our contribution such that the state can be able to fight the war and win.”
“Of course our interest is health and lives of the citizens of every state, we felt that as a responsible corporate organization, we should do this to support the state government,” she added.
She nevertheless canvassed support, and understanding of all and sundry in the state to play their roles to enable the state government win the battle against the ravaging pandemic, saying that “the fight is for everyone, so everyone should play their roles to kick the virus far away from Kwara”.
A representative of the Kwara state government, and the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of Covid-19 Technical Committee in the state Dr Femi Oladiji commended CACOVID for the gesture, stressing that it would help the state government in its efforts to successfully fight the pandemic.
“On behalf of my principal, the Kwara state government is very delighted for this landmark support from CACOVID, it would surely go a long way to support us in our various efforts to fight the pandemic, they would be very useful for us,” he said.
The Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) is a private-sector task force in partnership with the Federal Government, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) with the sole aim of combating Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria.
CACOVID is tasked with pulling resources across industries to provide technical and operational support while providing funding and building advocacy through aggressive awareness drives.