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Tinubu Donates N200m to Lagos Government, NCDC to fight Coronavirus

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Former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, donated N200 million to the state government and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, (NCDC) as part of efforts in fighting the deadly coronavirus pandemic, currently ravaging the state.

Tinubu made this known on his Twitter handle, while announcing the suspension of this year’s Bola Tinubu Colloquium.

According to the former governor: “Today, but for COVID-19 we would, as we have done for the last 12 years, have celebrated this day with the Bola Tinubu Colloquium. We could not do so this year but by God’s grace, we will do so again.

“The circumstances this year prevented 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 N200 million to fight this deadly virus. Pursuant to this pledge, N100 million will be made available to the government of Lagos State and another N100 million to the NCDC to support their efforts in fighting the scourge of COVID-19. Together, we will overcome this disease.”