Following an appeal by the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan on 26 March 2020, for voluntary donations from well-meaning Nigerians and groups, to support the premier Health institution in its response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the former Oyo State Commissioner for Finance and Budget, Bimbo Adekanmbi has donated N1 million naira in response to the appeal.
Presenting the Cheque on Wednesday 01 April 2020, Adekanmbi appreciated all the good work of the UCH at the very frontlines of combating the COVID – 19 virus.
The UCH made the appeal for support, in order to scale up its initial 4-bed isolation unit to an 18-bed facility and to also purchase critically needed, multiple numbers of life-saving equipment and health consumables.
The donation by Adekanmbi to the UCH is on the back of other swift responses that he had rolled out to the general public, to contribute to the slowing down of the Coronavirus in Oyo State. He had earlier distributed hand sanitizers to scores of Markets in Ibadan and in Oyo Town, alongside a sensitization campaign to Traders in a bid to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. Adekanmbi had also distributed over 200 bags of rice as relief material to residents across the 33 local government areas of Oyo state.
Adekanmbi urged well to do individuals, groups and corporate organizations in the state, to respond to the appeal by the UCH and to join in the fight against the deadly disease, as combined efforts will bring about the expected result.