By Adelola Amihere
As efforts by the Federal government, corporate bodies and individuals towards containing the spread of the Corona Virus intensify, a Kwara businessman and philanthropist , Waziri Gobir has set up a N30 million health fund, in support of the fight against COVID-19 and other health challenges in Kwara State.
It should be recalled that Waziri Yakubu Gobir has consistently assisted Kwarans with various high impact social investment programmes such as enterprise development, interest-free loans, education support, job creation and youth empowerment programmes through the Gobir Organisation Foundation.
Speaking in Ilorin after his tour of some leading health institutions in Kwara State, Gobir announced the establishment of the fund by his Organisation for residents in the state, especially those who might be unable to afford their medical bills in the hospitals.
He said five major hospitals in Kwara State has been selected for the implementation of the first phase of the scheme which are General Hospital, Ilorin, Sobi Specialist Hospital, Unilorin Teaching Hospital, Kwara Civil Service Hospital and Centre Igboro Children Specialist Hospital, Ilorin.
Waziri who gave a million naira each to the hospitals he visited for mobilization, commended the efforts of the various health workers in the state, saying, “your effort should be commended for sacrificing time, and risking your lives to protect us all.”
Waziri Gobir also commended the efforts of the National Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) for taking decisive action to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria. He urged all well-meaning Nigerians to support the efforts of the government.