Popular Nigerian comedian, Francis Agoda, alias as I Go Dye, on Wednesday donated his mansion to the Federal Government to use as a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Isolation Centre.
Agoda announced the donation on his Instagram page igodye_ where he said humanity would overcome all challenges with sacrifice.
“I am donating my new FAPOH Royal Seal Mansion to Federal Government of Nigeria to use it as an isolation centre.
“Humanity will overcome all its challenges only if we are willing to let go of the things we are not using for now for the benefit of others.
“In view of the increasing cases of coronavirus patients in Nigeria and the few screening centres available for now, l’m deeply worried.
“We will be making humanitarian sacrifices towards contributing our selfless deeds to control the escalating records of coronavirus as predicted by WHO.
“When I wrote an open letter to Mr President on the 5th of April, 2020, on how we can control the spread of the COVID-19, it was only 210 cases, today it is moving towards a thousand.
“We should be proactive, if we hope to win this global war that has no boundaries, no discrimination and unfortunately indestructible for now.
“Against this backdrop and the ongoing lockdown, the few services left has been put on hold at the ongoing FAPOH Royal Seal Mansion project site.
“I feel convinced to donate this my new FAPOH Royal Seal Mansion to the Federal Government to use as an isolation centre.
“As my personal quest to assist in the control, prevention, isolation and treatment of those diagnosed or to be treated in the course of us finding a lasting solution.”
The comedian said the donation would stand as a “gift to humanity” until a solution is found for the disease.
“I am appealing to Nigerians to take this matter seriously because COVID-19 is real as it has claimed over one million lives in all parts of the world,” he continued.
“The hardship is really getting harder, it may jeopardise the progress of controlling the spread of the virus.
“The federal government must provide adequate palliatives for all Nigerians, till this disease becomes a thing of the past.
“I also appeal for a two-week total lockdown to enable government treat existing cases and curb further spread by those who may have contracted the COVID-19.
“This lockdown will control all forms of movement and socialization between individuals or groups. May God see us through this dark moment,” he said.