The Chairman of Senate Committee on Finance, Solomon Adeola, on Tuesday donated the sum of N50 million as a palliative to be shared to his constituents in light of the outbreak and spread of coronavirus in the country.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Kayode Odunaro, the senator said the cash donation would cushion the effects of the lockdown ordered by the government to check the spread of coronavirus, on the constituents.
The statement read: “In a release announcing the donation to be distributed across the 10 Local Government Areas and 18 Local Council Development Areas of the District, Senator Adeola stated that the gesture is to complement the effort of Lagos State government under Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu in ameliorating the hardship and inconveniences of the COVID- 19 lockdown of the state. He also Lagosians to abide by all precautionary measures rolled out by the government to contain and eliminate the coronavirus.
“In addition to all measures taken by the National Assembly as donation and palliative towards the fight against COVID-19, I deem it fit to go a step further in view of the huge population of the District and the many poor and vulnerable constituents. I urge the constituents to see the donation as my contribution to lessen the inconveniences of the lockdown with a view to returning of normalcy soon.”