Women in Governance Series - The Foundation of Sustainable Change

Author: PERL

Mrs. Mofoluke Adebiyi has been active in the Oyo State fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. She is actively involved in the budget realignment aimed at redirecting funds towards the fight against the pandemic and its impact. Her contributions and skills have impacted on the state’s ability to respond to COVID-19. She invokes her negotiation and conflict management skills learnt from the Women in Governance CoP to manage professional relationships as cases arise. As part of measures introduced to tackle and manage the COVID-19 pandemic, Oyo State established 10 Community-based Testing Centres to carryout rapid and mass testing of residents. Nutritional awareness is being embarked upon to help residents to boost their immune system through the use of natural food supplements. Additionally, decontamination of the state secretariat has been completed, and the state is working closely with the approved virology centre at University College Hospital to tackle the pandemic. The use of face masks has been made compulsory in Oyo State, in agreement with the directive from the Southwest Governors' Forum.