Former Deputy National Chairman, South, and member, Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George, has made a donation worth N160 million as a direct aid to the needy in Lagos State to cushion the harsh effect of the lockdown ordered by the Federal Government to halt the spread of Coronavirus.
The aid, which comes in form of cash donation, cows, bags of rice, groundnut oils, bottled water and beans, were distributed to the needy, irrespective of their political party affiliations.
George, who is also the Atona Oodua of Yorubaland, also donated N10 million to the Lagos State chapter of the PDP, to assist the party in providing relief to its members during the nationwide lockdown.
While commending the federal and various state governments for their efforts in combating the dreaded COVID-29, George said that as a statesman, he believes that government cannot do it alone, adding that this explains why he provided relief to the needy in Lagos State.
He said his direct aid to the needy has nothing to do with politics, and should not be given any political colouration.
The Atona Oodua of Yorubaland also promised that he will soon reach out to the needy in the South West, just as he called on Nigerians to cooperate with the Federal Government in its efforts to combat the spread of the pandemic coronavirus, just as he prayed that the Almighty God will guide aright President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts to curtail the virus.