Oyo State COVID-19 Endowment Fund has risen to one hundred and twenty-five million, three hundred and forty-three thousand, two hundred and sixty-three naira, fifty kobos (₦125,343,263.50).
Revered Ibadan businessman, Chief Bode Akindele, emerged the top individual donor to the Endowment Fund in its first week of coming on stream.
The businessman, with a donation of ₦25 million, which was made at the close of last week topped earlier donors, Barrister Lateef Fagbemi; the Chairman of Ilaji Hotels and Resort, Dr Dotun Sanusi and the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta States, Alhaji Daud Akinola.
Leading the charge of Corporate donors is the United Bank of Africa (UBA) which donated ₦28.5 million, followed by Unity Bank, which donated ₦10 million.
Barrister Fagbemi had last week kick-started the donations to the accounts with the sum of ₦10 million, while Dr Sanusi followed suit with a cash donation of ₦5 million.
The good-spirited Nigerians said in different letters forwarding the donations to the State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, that they were lending supporting hands to the State Government’s fight against the spread of Coronavirus.
Chief Akindele, who is the Parakoyi of Ibadanland, made the donation through his conglomerate, Modandola Group and the payment was made to the State COVID-19 Endowment account domiciled with the United Bank of Africa (UBA).
According to a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, the Modandola Group, in a letter dated April 2, 2020, and signed by Chief Akindele, commended the efforts of the State Government in combating the effects of COVID-19 pandemic; wishing the State the best in these trying times.
The Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta States, Alhaji Daud Akinola, had, through his Firm, donated, ₦20 million, to join the first callers, Barr. Fagbemi (SAN) and Dr Sanusi.
Other Donors to the fund include ICMA Professional Services, which donated ₦10 million, as well as Ledco Limited and Eczellon Capital which donated ₦5 million each.
The State Government confirmed on the site that it has so far gotten ₦125,343,263.50 (one hundred and twenty-five million, three hundred and forty-three thousand, two hundred and sixty-three naira, fifty kobos).
Other donations are:
- Advisory Services: ₦2,500,000.00
- Private Network Nig Ltd: ₦2,000,000.00
- Prof. Osofisan Adenike Oyinlola- ₦300,000.00
- Fenix Nigeria Limited: ₦250,000.00
- Mrs Ojulari O.: ₦200,000.00
- Cathedral of St. Peter: ₦200,000.00
- Anonymous: ₦100,000.00
- Olufunso Faka: ₦100,000.00
- Ogunsola Abayomi Olusegun: ₦100,000.00
- Oriyomi Olounwa Ladogbolu: ₦100,000.00
- Adedayo Aderonke: ₦100,000.00
- Euro Class and Sui: ₦100,000.00
- Akerele Adenike: ₦100,000.00
- Oluwafemi Ezekiel: ₦100,000.00
- Euro Lounge Suites: ₦100,000.00
- La Consult Limited: ₦50,000.00
- Justice Ayotunde: ₦50,000.00
- Nig. Soc Of Engineer: ₦50,000.00
- Apampa Olubunmi Folusade: ₦50,000.00
- Prof Adenike Osofisan: ₦50,000.00 Folake Markus Bello: ₦40,000.00 ITC
- Olabisi Omotola Olugbodi: ₦25,000.00
- Olufunso Adegbola: ₦20,000.00
- Braithwaite Olato: ₦20,000.00
- Bajan Emiko Denis: ₦20,000.00
- Oderinde Olabisi: ₦20,000.00
- Amiehi Tolulope Ig: ₦10,000.00
- Kashif Tawwab: ₦10,000.00
- Adeola Adebanke Yetunde: ₦10,000.00
- Ogunbowale Oladayo Olujuwon: ₦10,000.00
- Rem N-10061373743: ₦8,963.50
- Mob/Utu/475989: ₦5,000.00
- Fola-Boluwole Jare: ₦5,000.00
- Martin Lydia Adeola: ₦5,000.00
- Hamzat Temitope: ₦5,000.00
- Ikoku Mary-Anne: ₦5,000.00
- Dairo Anne Olubu: ₦4,000.00
- Bello Waheed Taiwo: ₦2,000.00
- Ipadeola Adewale A.: ₦2,000.00
- Eniola Sikirat Ajadi: ₦2,000.00
- Bamidele Musibau: ₦2,000.00
- Adelakun Rilwan Adeola: ₦1,250.00
- Tope Olabisi: ₦1,000.00
- Mob/Utu/4762637***: ₦1,000.00
- Oladoyinbo Damilola: ₦1,000.00
- Ojuade Samiyu: ₦1,000.00
- Daramola Olabanji: ₦1,000.00
- Niydia Dailies: ₦1,000.00
- Adekola Adewole O.: ₦1,000.00
- Bayo Augustine O.: ₦1,000.00
- Oladipo Olufunmilo: ₦1,000.00
- Yakub Yussuf: ₦1,000.00
- Olatunji Oluwato: ₦500.00
- Azeez Abiodun Fad: ₦500.00
- Ogunlowo: ₦50.00