Former Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has donated N200 million assist Nigerian authorities to combact the dreaded Coronavirus in the country.
The donation was made to mark the 68th birthday anniversary of the revered politician
According to a tweet on his official twitter handle, @AsiwajuTinubu, N100 million of this sum will go the Lagos State Government while N100 million will go to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
In deference to the pandemic too, The Bola Tinubu Colloquium was also suspended due to the government ban on gatherings of more than 20 people, and the need to adhere to the social distancing directive.
The Bola Tinubu Colloquium is an annual event hosted yearly for the last twelve years, by Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu to mark his birthday.
The colloquium was hosted by the former senator during his time as Lagos state governor and was proposed to serve as “a platform for sharing knowledge, experience, and information around socio-economic and governance issues”.
The tweets read: “Today, but for COVID-19 we would, as we have done for the last twelve years, have celebrated this day with the Bola Tinubu Colloquium. This year we could not but by God’s grace, we will do so again.
The circumstances this year prevent 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.