Sanwo-Olu on COVID-19 in Lagos

The Lagos State Government says it has received donations from a total of 201 individuals and corporate organisations toward containing the spread and effect of coronavirus disease.

The state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile on Friday.

Sanwo-Olu said that there was need to make this known in line with his administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability in governance.

He said that the names of individuals and corporate organisations that donated to the state government towards the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic had been released.

According to him, the donations are in cash and materials such as; hospital items, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), ambulances, respirators, isolation facilities and food items to support the vulnerable and the needy during the period of lockdown.

Recall that the governor had said while giving an update on COVID-19 that the government would release the names of all the donors so that Lagosians would know who they are and what they have done to support fight against the virus.

He also said that it would not be out of place for the government to name the public-spirited individuals and corporate bodies for recognition and appreciation for their show of love and magnanimity.

”Let me specially thank everyone who has donated to the Lagos State COVID-19 response, by way of cash, medical equipment and other essential materials.

”Your generosity is greatly appreciated. From Friday, May 1, the Lagos State Government will be acknowledging all of you, our worthy partners, in newspaper advertisements that will outline all that we have received, in the spirit of full transparency and accountability.

”There are a total of two hundred and one donors as advertised in the newspapers,” he said.