Coronavirus: Tinubu donates N200m to fight COVID-19 pandemic
March. 30, 2020
The former Lagos State governor and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Sunday, March 29, has announced that he will be making a donation of 200 million naira to fight the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
Tinubu disclosed that N100m will be made available to the Lagos State government while the other N100m will be given to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
He made the disclosure via his Twitter handle while announcing that the annual Colloquium to celebrate his birthday won’t hold this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria.
“The circumstances this year prevents us from gathering together to celebrate my birthday but I would still like to mark the occasion.
“That is why I have chosen today to announce that I will be making a donation of N200m to fight this deadly virus.
Pursuant to this pledge, N100m will be made available to the government of Lagos State and another N100m to the NCDC to support their efforts in fighting COVID-19.
“Together, we will overcome this terrible disease.” He said
He commended residents of Lagos for complying with the directives of the State Governor in observing social distancing and other measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the State.
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