National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has donated N200 million to support the fight against Coronavirus also known as Covid-19 in Nigeria.
The donation, according to him, would go to Lagos State Government and National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to battle the scourge in the country.
Announcing the donation in a statement he personally signed on Sunday, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, lamented that if not for the virus, his annual birthday celebration, which was often accompanied by a colloquium, would have been held as was done in the last 12 years.
“We could not do so this year but by God’s grace we will do so again,” the national leader of the ruling party said.
According to him, “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.
“In pursuant to this pledge, N100 million will be made available to the government of Lagos State and another N100 million to NCDC to support their efforts in fighting the scourge of coronavirus (COVID-19)”.