Popular philanthropist and businessman, Sir Kesington Adebutu, has donated the sum of N300 million to the Lagos State government towards combating the coronavirus in the state.
The state currently has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country with 68 and the state government has put in place measures to fight the disease.
In a letter addressds to the state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, dated March 30, Sir Kesington, popularly known as Baba Ijebu, described the donation as his own way helping the state in bringing succour to those who are down with the disease.
According to the letter written by the businessman, “On behalf of myself, my entire family and organisation, we commend the dynamic efforts of Your Excellency in bringing succour to the sufferers of COVID-19 in the state.
“As a token of our support to the victims, myself, family and organisation are donating a modest sum of N300,000,000.00 (Three Hundred Million Naira Only) towards which we have forwarded the necessary instruction and our Banker–Wema Bank Plc has transferred the sum into the dedicated UBAAccount number 1022751273 of LASG COVID-19.
“Copies of our cheque and receipt of the payment are attached for easy reference.”