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Gov. Makinde Promises the following to Combat Covid-19

Shaffy Mihayo

April. 08, 2020

Makinde in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa on Wednesday, 08 April 2020 during a briefing after a meeting of the State’s COVID-19 Task Force, held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, noted that the Oyo State will explore home-grown solutions towards the prevention and cure of COVID-19.
While the governor is not ruling out local solutions to cure the virus, he noted that since Nigerians always had a way of dealing with flu, catarrh and cough which is quite different from their counterparts across the globe, Oyo State will explore avenues to find a cure.
The governor said he was convinced that Nigerians have the capacity and intellect to look at things that work locally, noting that the State will encourage that.
Makinde further stated that as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus in Oyo State, the government was already working on the passage of laws that would compel the use of face masks.
He added that the state was also considering rapid and mass testing of residents with efforts to create two additional testing centres already underway.
The governor, who stated that from his experience of the virus, boosting of immunity had an important part to play in overcoming it, said that while the State is seeking home-grown solution, it would continue to defer to experts’ opinions.
Governor Makinde said: “We are looking at local solutions. I know that a lot of people have been calling me all sorts of names on the social media but, from my experience, one thing that I know you have to do to conquer the virus is that you have to boost your immunity. We do have local solutions and, of course, we have to defer to experts’ opinion as part of the home-grown solution to deal with COVID-19.
It will be recalled that Governor Seyi Makinde tested positive to coronavirus a few week ago after which he went into self isolation to commence treatment.
Undoubtedly one of the best governors in Nigeria, governor Seyi Makinde has made quite some appreciable impact in Oyo State.
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