Paul Akano, Ibadan

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) Oyo State Chapter has commended the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde on the various scientific moves and steps taken to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic in the State.

The Vice Chairman, Mr Goke Adelakun gave the commendation in a statement, saying that the steps taken by the state government were strategic which accounted for the low cases as well as speedy recoveries witnessed in Oyo State.

Interior view of the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo, Ibadan, Oyo State.

The NIPR which as a body of professional image makers, noted with nostalgia the various steps of the Government in the areas of formulating timely policy initiatives and laws to contain the spread of the corona virus in Oyo State in addition to various advocacy and sensitization programmes being carried out to prevent the people from contracting the disease.

“The NIPR Oyo State Chapter equally laud the action of the Government in the areas of constituting COVID 19 task force headed personally by the Governor himself, which has been working tirelessly, leading to the establishment of diagnostic centre at Olodo and other centres, equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and also manned by medical and health personnel trained to combat the spread of the disease,” according to the Vice Chairman.

The NIPR also expressed confidence in the capacity of the government to fast-track accelerated development and also improve the quality of lives of the citizenry in the Pace-setter’s state.

COVID-19: Governor Seyi Makinde and Prof. Temitope Alonge at the Infectious Disease Centre, Olodo, Ibadan, Oyo State.

In his words, “The NIPR as an Institute that believes in truth cannot but identify with your Government in the task of building a new Oyo State and prevent scourge of diseases.”

Showers of commendation

The NIPR Vice Chair also showered encomiums on individuals, churches, corporate organizations, associations, institutions, voluntary organizations and other well meaning Nigerians for showing that they were their brothers’ keepers through their donations both in cash and kind at this critical period.


Edited by Eniola Ajayi

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