Nigeria’s former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, has made a donation of 50 million naira ($135,000) towards the country’s coronavirus relief fund.
The 50 million naira ($135,000) donation was announced in a statement issued on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
According to the former VP, the donation is being made on his behalf by Priam Group to form part of the stimulus package the federal government “should” create for Nigerians.
He said: “I commend all all individuals and corporate organisations who have one way or the other provided some form of relief for the Nigerian people. I further call on more corporations and individuals with capacity, to assist the public in these trying times.
“To this end, Priam Group pledges N50 million on my behalf as my humble contribution to a relief Fund that will form part of the stimulus package.”
Atiku confirmed earlier this week that one of his sons had tested positive for the virus and was currently receiving treatment in Abuja.
*** Lilian Ogbonna