Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos State, stated on his twitter handle on Sunday, that the donation would go to the Lagos State Government and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to battle the scourge in the country.
He said that if not for the coronavirus disease, his annual birthday celebration, which was often accompanied by a colloquium, would have been held as was done in the last 12 years.
”We could not do so this year but by God’s grace we will do so again.
”The circumstances this year prevent us from gathering together to celebrate my birthday, but I would still like to mark the occasion.
”That is why I have chosen today to announce that I will be making a donation of N200 million to fight this deadly virus.
”In pursuant to this pledge, N100 million will be made available to the government of Lagos State and another N100 million to NCDC to support their efforts in fighting the scourge of COVID-19
”Together, we will overcome this disease,” Tinubu said.