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CORONAVIRUS: Makinde Offers Health Commissioner ‘Blank Cheque’, Alerts Accountant-General


Governor Seyi Makinde has asked the commissioner for health to provide a check-list  of what will be needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Makinde, who addressed newsmen late on Friday, after the inaugural meeting of the State’s COVID-19 Task Force, held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, said that the state remained fully committed to the prevention, curtailment and control of the disease.

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According to him, “the Commissioner for Health has been asked to immediately provide a check-list of whatever we need and we have also put the Accountant-General of the state on alert, because we will make emergency purchases where necessary, even during the weekend.

“We know this is a challenging period as far as the economy is concerned and it is not just about Nigeria or Oyo State. The world economy is going into, if not already, a tailspin at the moment. However, this concerns human life. We will reprioritise. If we had budgeted money for infrastructure, some of that money would be taken back and put into fighting this pandemic. So, we will do everything and spend any amount to keep our people alive.”

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