Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has appointed his predecessor, Ayodele Fayose, into a 47-member panel of eminent personalities to help mobilise funds to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Fayose and two other former governors, Niyi Adebayo and Segun Oni, will serve as patrons.
The Panel which is officially known as Ekiti State COVID-19 Response Resource Mobilisation Committee has former Minister of Health and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Juli Pharmacy, Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi as chairman.
Founder/Chancellor of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Afe Babalola, will serve as the grand patron.
The committee has as members captains of industry, distinguished private sector players, renowned professionals and prominent members of Ekiti in the Diaspora.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Development Partnerships, Margaret Fagboyo, is the secretary to the committee.
According to a release by the Secretary to the State Government, Biodun Oyebanji, the committee’s mandate among others, is to mobilise and advise on funds and project management, direct funding campaigns for the COVID-19 response.