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Comedian, I Go Dye donates mansion to Nigerian govt for use as COVID-19 isolation centre



Stand-up comedian, Francis Agoda, popularly known as I Go Dye, has offered to donate his mansion to the Federal Government of Nigeria for use as a COVID-19 isolation centre.

The humour merchant made the announcement on Wednesday as he decided to take action and join others in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

I Go Dye who stated that he was worried about the increasing cases of the virus and the few screening centres available, said that it was important to take proactive measures in tackling the pandemic which had ravaged some countries

He wrote; “Humanity will overcome all its challengens only if we are willing to let go of the things we are not using for now for the benifit of others. In view of the increasing cases of #coronavirus patients in Nigeria, and the few screening centres available for now, I’m deeply worried.

“We will be making humanitarian sacrifices towards contributing our selfless deeds to control the escalating records of the #coronavirus as predicted by WHO. When I wrote an open letter to Mr President on the 5th of Apri 2020 on how we can control the spread of the convid-19, it was only 210 cases, today it moving towards a thousand.

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“We should be proactive if we hope to win this global war, that has no boundaries,no discrimination and unfortunately indestructible for now. Against this backdrop, and the ongoing lock down, the few services left has been put on hold at the ongoing FAPOH Royal Seal Mansion project site.

“I feel convinced to donate this my new FAPOH Royal Seal Mansion to the Federal Government to used as an isolation centre, as my personal quest to assist in the control, prevention, isolation and treatment of those diagnosed or to be treated in the course of us finding a lasting solution.

“This donation will stand as a gift to humanity, till we find a solution which will once again set us free from the shackles of this incurable disease. I am appealing to Nigerians to take this matter seriously because Covid-19 is real as it has claimed over one million lives in all parts of the world.

“The hardship is really getting harder; it may jeopardize the progress of controlling the spread of the virus. The feldral government must provide adequate palliatives for all Nigerians, till this disease becomes a thing of the past.

“I also appeal for a two-week total lockdown to enable government treat existing cases and curb further spread by those who may have contracted the Covid-19. This lockdown will control all forms of movement and socialization between individuals or groups. May God see us through these dark moments,” the comedian added.

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