COVID-19: Mike Adenuga, Kessington Adebutu donate N1.5bn, N300m respectively

COVID-19: Mike Adenuga, Kessington Adebutu donate N1.5bn, N300m respectively

Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr. through the Mike Adenuga Foundation (MAF), has donated the sum of N1.5 billion to the federal government to support Nigeria’s fig

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Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr. through the Mike Adenuga Foundation (MAF), has donated the sum of N1.5 billion to the federal government to support Nigeria’s fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. The money is made up of N1 billion to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) which is coordinating efforts to raise funds from corporate bodies to support the initiatives aimed at combating the COVID-19 in Nigeria while N500 million will go to the Lagos State Government which has recorded the majority of the cases of the pandemic.

Mrs. Bella Disu, Executive Vice Chairman of Globacom, presented the N500 million cheque to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos today, Monday, while a representative of the Foundation presented the cheque for N1 billion to the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele in Abuja.

Philanthropist and businessman, Sir Kesington Adebutu, has also donated the sum of N300 million to the Lagos State government towards combating the coronavirus in the state. In a letter addressed to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, dated March 30, Sir Kesington, popularly known as Baba Ijebu, described the donation as his own way helping the state in bringing succour to those who are down with the disease.

“On behalf of myself, my entire family and organisation, we commend the dynamic efforts of Your Excellency in bringing succour to the sufferers of COVID-19 in the state. As a token of our support to the victims, myself, family and organisation are donating a modest sum of N300,000,000.00 (Three Hundred Million Naira Only) towards which we have forwarded the necessary instruction and our Banker–Wema Bank Plc has transferred the sum into the dedicated UBAAccount number 1022751273 of LASG COVID-19. Copies of our cheque and receipt of the payment are attached for easy reference,” the letter read.