The ravaging nature of the deadly coronavirus pandemic has continued to generate dramatic reactions from several Public figures and Nigerians.
Naija News Understands that many Nigerians are learning to live with the reality of the virus and how to live with the pandemic. This one of the key issues that was discussed during Public Eye Live interaction of Governor Kayode Fayemi with Funmi Iyanda on Instagram.
According to him, nobody saw the coronavirus and its devastating effect on the health sector coming when they were preparing for 2020.
“We are having to review the budget of states just as the Federal Government is also reviewing its budget.“This is the number one challenge for government in the world, and at the local level that’s also our number one challenge.“We are diverting a lot of our resources to the health sector,” he said.
With nine active cases of COVID-19, two discharges and one death in Ekiti as of Friday, May 8, the governor praised his state’s response to the disease.
“Even though we don’t have the resources of Lagos, we set about this work almost immediately as soon as we had the first case (of coronavirus) in Lagos.“We set up a local training arrangement. By the time we eventually got the first case around the 15th of March, we were read.“Our infectious disease centre was ready; we had everything we needed to have in place,” he said.
Governor Fayemi also declared that Ekiti is learning from the challenges of COVID-19.
Source: Naija News