Ondo State Covid-19 Response Fund
The Ondo State government like other federating units in the world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic that is shaking the very fabric of our economic and social existence. In response, the state has hastily put in place precautionary measures aimed at curtailing the spread of COVID-19, such as;
20 Bed Isolation Centre
20 Hours Contact Centre
We understand the need to do much more than our current resources can achieve, to ensure that COVID-19 is not widespread in our beloved sunshine state. To achieve this, it has been thought wise to solicit for funds to aid in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and protect the residents of Ondo state. To ensure that it meets global best practices and transparency, the fund is being run by a committee supported by Ernst & Young, a reputable big 4 professional services firm and SIAO partners on Advisory and Auditing respectively
Procurement of additional protective gear, masks, hand-gloves, test kits, hand sanitizers and other FMCG’s etc.
In Patient Support
Procurement of ventilators, hospital beds, ICU beds to augment the already existing state resources Lab Equipment.
Setting up of 3 testing labs in the state including providing necessary technical resources to run the labs efficiently.
Provision of ambulances around the state to ensure that every citizen is within 30 mins of a designated centre
Funding for the establishment of three new isolation centers in the state to increase state capacity from 20 to 300 beds
Collection of donations in form of food stuff as palliatives for most vulnerable and the aged
The state government established a response fund committee, mandated to mobilize support for the COVID-19 pandemic fight and protect residents of our dear state. It’s terms of reference are detailed below;
Mr Kayode Falowo
Mr. Kayode Falowo is the Chairman of the board of Greenwich Trust Limited, one of the leading Investment Banking firms in Nigeria. He also currently serves as the President of the Nigerian – British Chamber of commerce. Prior to these, he served as Managing Director/CEO of Greenwich Trust Limited. He is a Chartered Stockbroker with over 25 years post graduate experience and practice in Finance, Commercial and Investment Banking.. He is a distinguished Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (2010) and Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers (2005), Council Member of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce and Council Member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Kayode is also a Member of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Institute of Directors Nigeria, Institute of Management Consultants and Nigerian Institute of Management. He serves as a Member of the Central Organising Committee of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), and Council Member of the Lagos Business School Alumni Association. He is the Chairman of DN Meyer Plc, Chairman of GTL Registrars and Director of Skye Trustees Limited.
Engr. Akinwumi Odumakinde
Akin Odumakinde has over 25 years of cognate experience in the Oil and Gas industry with 5 years spent in the Exploration and Production sub-sector of the Oil & Gas Industry in the United States of America. He is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of California, the USA and a renowned Oil & Gas expert with extensive skills in the global Oil & Gas industry. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSCE) and Member of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Member, Institute of Directors (IoD), Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), and other professional bodies.
He continued his career in Nigeria in 1993 by establishing DeltaTek Engineering Limited. Building on the success of a Joint Venture agreement between DeltaTek Engineering and a leading global Engineering company, he went on to pioneer similar Joint Venture Agreements in several Sub-Saharan African countries between DeltaTek Engineering Limited and other International companies. This local/international partnership model has successfully delivered on the aspirations of African governments in building local capacity within their various countries. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSCE) and Member of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Member, Institute of Directors (IoD), Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), and other professional bodies. Akin is an entrepreneur par excellence who is adept at building companies from formative stages to large, stable and mature organizations.
Mr Babajide Akeredolu
Babajide Akeredolu is a technical consultant at Worley Nigeria Limited (Formerly Worley Parsons) and cofounder of Isisae Consulting with over 8 years of experience in non-conventional Energy resource development. His consulting interests are focused on Social Impact Investment and advisory on the effective adoption of the 4th industrial revolution in developing countries. His efforts to driving adoption and localization of innovative technologies led him to cofound the Nigeria Flying Labs Southwest Hub, a member of a 38-country network of hubs dedicated to accelerating the positive impact of local aid, health, development and environmental solutions locally.
Akeredolu Studied Chemical Engineering (minors in Business and Environmental Engineering) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology where he was honoured to be inducted to the Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honors Society and Phi Eta Sigma Engineering Honors Society. He was also the President of the African Student Association and head Photographer of the University. Akeredolu moved on to bag a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining at the prestigious Colorado School of Mines where he published multiple peer-reviewed research papers on the characterization of heavy crude oil.
Akeredolu’s passion for Nigeria and understanding of non-conventional crude oil led him to pursue another master’s degree in Mining Engineering at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada where he conducted research on effective extraction of bitumen from Oil Sands in Ondo State. His research has been utilized by the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel and the Ondo State Government to fast track the processing of Bitumen in Nigeria.
Miss Cecilia Akintomide
Cecilia Akintomide currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of FBN Holdings and is a member of the Niger Delta Development Commission interim committee. She is a seasoned professional with executive level management experience. She was, until recently, Vice President Secretary-General of the African Development Bank, where she was responsible for managing the secretariat as well as shareholder relations involving 80 member states. In addition.
She has also headed the public and private sector financing legal services team, covering projects in the whole of Africa, and also served as Chief Counsel Institutional Affairs, as well as Finance Counsel. Sheis a fountain of experience in management, particularly from international financial institutions, and her legal experience spanning over 30 years’ post-call to bar, with expertise in corporate governance, institutional affairs, business reorganisations and financing.
She was a member of the United Nations election monitoring team for the 1994 presidential elections in South Africa. She was awarded Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2014 for her meritorious contributions in the field of International Development.. Cecilia is a frequent speaker at international events on Law, Development and Gender. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar and the New York Bar.
Mr Segun Olugboyegun
Segun Olugboyegun formerly Fagboyegun, Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of JOF Nigeria Limited has over 25 years of experience in the fields of Law, Finance and Business Management. He is an accomplished lawyer graduating from University of Ife and LL.M in Maritime Law of the University of London (Kings College). He is the founder of Segun Fagboyegun & Associates, a firm of solicitors, advocates and legal consultants based in Lagos. He was the Assistant Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (Lagos Branch) between 1989 and 1990.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of several reputable companies including Tulip Cocoa Processing Ltd. and Araromi Ayesan Oil Plantation Plc, amongst others. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (London).
He started JOF Nigeria Ltd in 1991 with an ambitious growth plan and now has a visible presence in key sectors of the Nigerian economy such as Commodity Trading, Import and Export Services, Logistic Services, Real Estate Development, Portfolio Investments in Shares and Vegetable Oil Manufacturing.
Prof. Adesegun Fatusi
Adesegun Fatusi is a Nigerian Professor of Community Medicine and Public Health. He was the former Provost of the College of Health Sciences Obafemi Awolowo University and the current Vice-chancellor of University of Medical Sciences, Ondo. Adesegun Fatusi graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in 1987 with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree with Distinction in Community Health and the Lawrence Omole Award for the best graduating student in Community Health. He obtained a Master's of Public Health from Hebrew University, Hadassah, Israel and became a fellow of the West African College of Physicians in 1995.
Adesegun is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians, and a Professor of Community Medicine and Public Health at the Obafemi Awolowo University, as well as Honorary Consultant Physician at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Within the university, he has been appointed at various times as Head of Department, Director of Population and Reproductive Health Program, Director of the Institute of Public Health, and Provost of the College of Health Sciences. He has served and continues to serve the country in various roles in the discipline of public health, particularly in leading the development of national policy documents in the areas of adolescent health and youth development, HIV and AIDS, and sexual, reproductive health and maternal health. He has also led several national research, policy and programme initiatives in Nigeria and beyond. Among others, he was a Member Ministerial Committee that developed Nigeria's Health Sector Reform Programme in 2004, and the Technical Working Group for the new National Health Policy developed in 2016.
Fatusi is the President of the Society for Adolescent and Young People's Health in Nigeria and currently holds the position of Vice President (sub-Saharan Africa) for the International Association for Adolescent Health. As a seasoned researcher, he has worked as a lead research consultant for several national and international organizations, he recently joined the Guttmacher Institute in 2019 as the Director of International Research.
Donations in cash/kind will be accepted by kind-hearted individuals and organizations to help combat this pandemic.
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Ondo State is a state in Nigeria created on 3 February 1976 from the former western state. It originally included what is now Ekiti state, which was split off in 1996. kure is the state capital.
Ondo State's majestic scenery makes it an ideal location for movie production.
Universities of national and international repute with growing ICT and innovation programs
The largest cocoa producer in Nigeria responsible for over 40% all cocoa export in Nigeria.
Oil and Gas
The State reserve of crude oil is believed to be in the region of 4 billion barrels combined.
Its potential for renewable nd non renewable power generation has been left relatively untapped.
Tremendous growth prospects opens up oppurtunity in the transport and the logistics industry.
The State is known as a major source of timber for construction and