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COVID-19: Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) Hands Over Palliatives at Iwe Iroyin, Ake Palace

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Funaab Palliatives

In continuation of the contributions of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), towards easing the societal pains caused by the lockdown to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the Vice-Chancellor and his team extended gestures to more staff, journalists and residents of Egbaland through the Alake on April 27, 2020. The Vice-Chancellor first appreciated the contributions of Health Services’ workers with FUNAAB products, including face masks made by a FUNAAB 400L student (not an alumnus as earlier reported). He provided more face masks for FUNAAB Secuity Officers.


Their next port of call was Iwe Iroyin House at Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta, where, in a similar way he distributed University’s palliatives to the members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

The Vice-Chancellor stressed that the University came to Iwe Irohin to identify with the journalists at this difficult times, as a reputable University of Agriculture.

He went down the memory lane by stating that on April 22, 2020 the University started this palliative program with some members of staff. According to him, “We were with FUNAAB-Harmony Police Division and at the Ogun State Police Headquarters, at Eleweran”. This initiative of support for the Police on COVID-19 that day was novel and was highly appreciated by the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State.

The VC concluded by praising the laudable role of Journalists too, in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. On behalf of all the journalists, the Chairperson of the Caretaker Committee, Ogun State Chapter, Mrs. Omolola Adeyinka, thanked the VC and his team, while gladly receiving the gifts.

The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, on April 27, 2020 called on public institutions and well-meaning Nigerians to take after the kind gesture of FUNAAB by reaching out to the poor during this COVID-19 lockdown. He stated this when the Vice-Chancellor and his team paid him a courtesy call, to support the efforts of the First Class monarch in assisting some vulnerable Egba people and residents of Abeokuta during these harsh times, caused by the lockdown to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

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