By Raymond Osho
ABEOKUTA: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has announced that his former residence be used as Isolation Centre for victims of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Obasanjo said the 32-room facility at the Presidential Hilltop, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital had been handed over to the state government for the said purpose.
In a release by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Friday, March 27, 2020, the former President reiterated his concerned about the pandemic and the victims.
Obasanjo said, “I think those who can in one way or another assist in this situation should do so.”
Meanwhile, traders in Ogun State have appealed to the state government to provide preventive materials for sellers of food items to prevent them from the epidemic.
They said while other sellers of none food items would be asked to suspend sales, the market traders would continue sales for the benefit of the masses.
While speaking to StarTrend Int’l magazine in some major markets in Abeokuta, the traders expressed fear that during this period, they would be vulnerable as different people would be coming to the market to purchase food items, saying government should do the needful before it is too late.