#COVID-19: Fayemi appoints Babalola, Fayose, others in resource mobilization committee
Governor Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti State Gov.)

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi on Saturday set up a 47-member panel of eminent citizens of the state into its Response Resource Mobilisation Committee as part of the efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fayemi named the founder, Afe Babalola University, Chief Afe Babalola, as the grand patron of the committee, which has captains of industry, distinguished private sector players, renowned professionals and prominent members of Ekiti in the Diaspora as members.

The governor also appointed three past governors of the state, Chief Niyi Adebayo, Chief Segun Oni and Chief Ayodele Fayose as patrons of the committee.

According to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Biodun Oyebanji, the committee’s mandate among others, “is to mobilise and advise on funds and project management and direct funding campaigns for the COVID-19 response.

“The state government would do everything humanly possible to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.”

Some of the members are former Minister of Health and Chief Executive Officer of Juli Pharmacy, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, will chair the committee which has, among others, the former Chairman of O’dua Investment, Sir Remi Omotoso; former Chairman of United African Company, Mr Ayo Ajayi; Principal Partner of Aluko Oyebode and Co, Mr Gbenga Oyebode; CEO of Ecobank International, Mr Ade Ayeyemi; Chairman, Boyage Oil and Gas, Otunba Olutoye Ariyo; and President, Nigeria-American Chamber of Commerce, Otunba Toyin Akomolafe; as members.

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