The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has set up a 47-member panel of eminent citizens of the state, including three former governors, to help mobilise resources to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former Minister of Health, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi will serve as Chairman of the Panel which is officially known as Ekiti State COVID-19 Response Resource Mobilisation Committee.
Three former governors of the state Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Chief Segun Oni and Chief Ayodele Fayose were named as Patrons of the committee while the Founder/Chancellor of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola will serve as the Grand Patron.
According to a press statement issued on Saturday by the Secretary to the State Government, Hon Biodun Oyebanji, the committee’s mandate among others, is to mobilise and advise on funds and project management, direct funding campaigns for the COVID-19 response.
He said the state government would do everything humanly possible to contain the spread of the virus in the state while assuring citizens of Dr Fayemi-led administration’s commitment to accountability and transparency in the management of resources mobilised.
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