FG Says over N697m COVID-19 Donation in Five Banks

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SWITZERLAND, MAY 09 – The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Garba Shehu has revealed that a total of N697, 538, 108.00 from 111 individuals and organisations had been lodged into the FGN COVID-19 Eradication Support Accounts in the five designated banks between April 1 and 30, 2020.

In a statement released on Friday, the presidential media aide said the amount was compiled based on records obtained from the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.

Shehu said the funds consisted of 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; and N10 million each by Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship and Association of Bureau De Change (BDC) respectively, among others.

In this regard, President Muhammadu Buhari commended public-spirited Nigerians and organisations for their financial and material support as the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 continues to roll out measures on how to contain the spread of the pandemic in the country and manage its health and economic implications.

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