To celebrate his 68th birthday, and in effort to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has pledged to support the nation in the fight against the deadly virus with the sum of N200 million.
In a statement released via series of tweets from his Twitter page, Tinubu noted that the Coronvirus pandemic necessitated the postponement of the celebration of his birthday.
However, he pledged to donate N100m to the Lagos State Government while the remaining N100m would be given to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
He wrote, “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.”
He stated that the current circumstances has prevented him and well-wishers from gathering together to celebrate his birthday, however, he would still like to mark the occasion.
Hence, he further wrote, “That is why I have chosen today to announce that I will be donating 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.”
Despite being unable to hold it this year, Tinubu affirmed that “by God’s grace, we will do so again.” He reassured the nation noting that “Together, we will overcome this terrible disease.”