COVID-19: UBA donates N28.5m to Kwara

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin 

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The United Bank for Africa, UBA has boosted the fight against Coronavirus in Kwara State with N28.5m.

The Head of the Bank in Kwara, Mr Kazeem Salaudeen presented the Cheque to the State Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, saying it is UBA’s way of supporting the government in the fight against the spread of the virus.

Mr Alabi thanked the Bank for the gesture and promised that the money would be domiciled in the bank for accountability purposes.

He also promised that ”the funds would be judiciously used to ensure that the state curtain and manage the situation very well.”

The Deputy Governor had briefed members of the Task Force Committee on COVID-19 during a meeting that no fewer than 15 transporters where arrested in the early hours of Monday for violating the government’s directive and protocols.

He disclosed that ”no fewer than 80 motorcycles were seized from their owners who are also violating the stay at home order to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.”

Mr Alabi said he has directed that no one should release anyone arrested or property seized until he gives any further directive.

He commended members of the Task Force for their selfless services, saying that the team shut down a church in Idofian, a suburb of Ilorin on Sunday who were preparing for a service.

According to him, the committee is considering shutting down markets but the state government would have redeemed his pledge to distribute food items as palliative measure before such is done.

The Deputy Governor added that no politician would be allowed to be part of the committee on the palliative measure as the Emir of Shonga, Alhaji Haliru Yahaya, has been appointed the chairman of the committee.

 

Mercy Chukwudiebere