As Presidential Task Force team on Covid-19 continues to figure out quick measures on how to stop the further spread of the coronavirus in the country and manage its health and economic implication, the President of the country has commended the general public and organizations for their material and financial support to the country.
President Buhari also revealed that the amount in the five different banks is all COVID -19 contribution.
In a speech signed by Garba Shehu the spokesman to President Buhari, and made available to reporters on Friday, Buhari cited the provision of isolation, laboratory and treatment center by different individuals and a group of companies such as Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Guaranty Trust Bank, ThisDay Newspaper and partners in several state and federal capital territory.
He encouraged other privileged Nigerians and bodies to emulate and copy the laudable gesture.
A record obtained from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation about the funds from 111 individuals and organization into the FGN COVID-19 Eradication Supports account in the five different banks between the month of April 1-30, 2020, stated that the total sum of Six Hundred & Ninety Seven Million, Five Hundred & Thirty-Eight Thousand, One Hundred & Eight Naira only (N697,538,108.00).
The above consists small payments of N5, N10, N14, N20 by individuals who have deposited of N100 million by Ocean Trust Ltd, N200 million by Dantata Property Development, N15 million by Nizamiya Hospital Abuja, N20 million by Ebele and Anyichuks Foundation, N10m each by Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship and association of Bureau De Change (BDC) respectively, among others