COVID-19: Akindele donates N100m, Sen. Folarin N5m


Ibadan-born business mogul and philanthropist Chief Bode Akindele, has donated N100 million, to the federal and state government to support the battle against Coronavirus.

His spokesman, Oloye Lekan Alabi, disclosed this while addressing reporters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wedesday.

The Oyo State Government had announced Akindele’s N25 million donations as the highest to the state. But Chief Alabi revealed that Akindele also donated N50 million to the Federal Government and another N25 million to Lagos State Government totalling N100 million.

Alabi said the business mogul made the donation on Saturday.

According to him, Akindele said his gesture was to boost government’s efforts to curb the spread  of the deadly COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the senator representing Oyo Central, Teslim Folarin, has distributed cash and items worth N5 million to his constituents to cushion the effect of the pandemic.


In a statement on Wednesday, Folarin said a committee headed by Biliaminu Oyedele and Akeem Olatunji will distribute the cash and items in the 11 local governments in the district cutting across Ibadan, Oyo and Ogbomoso.

Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is partnering Edo State government to contain the novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, on Wednesday at the Government House, Benin, presented hand sanitisers, soaps, buckets and other items to the Secretary to the Edo State Government (SSG), Osarodion Ogie.


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