President Buhari has in a statement released through Garba Shehu, the spokesman to the president, showed appreciation Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, Guaranty Trust Bank among others in several states and the the FCT for their support in providing isolation, treatment and laboratory centres.
The President commend Nigerians and organisations for their financial and material support during this pandemic. He also call on other prominent individuals in the countrie to emulate these laudable gestures.
“We are facing a national challenge and all hands must be on deck to navigate this difficult course. In this respect, all types of assistance are welcome, big or small. The spirit behind the contributions is salutary,” he said.
The revealed the total amount in the five bank accounts designated for the COVID-19 contribution.
On records obtained from the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation about lodgements from 111 individuals and organisations into five designated of FGN Covid-19 Support Accounts between April 1-30, 2020, indicate a total sum of Six Hundred and Ninety-Seven million, Five Hundred and Thirty-Eight Thousand, One Hundred and Eight Naira only (N697, 538, 108.00).
The above consists small payments of N5, N10, N14, N20 by individuals to huge deposits of N200 million by Dantata Property Development; N100 million by Ocean Trust Ltd; N25 million by NSITF; N20 million by Ebele and Anyichuks Foundation; N15 million by Nizamiya Hospital Abuja; N10 million each by Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship and Association of Bureau De Change (BDC) respectively, among others.