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Island Club donates N10.076m to Lagos government to tackle COVID-19

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As part of efforts to help Lagos State government halt the spread of coronavirus, Island Club of Lagos has donated N10.076 million to the state government.

Chairman of the club, Prince Philip Kola Abumere, who presented the cheque to the state government on behalf of members of the club, said the donation was done because members felt concerned to support the government.

“The issue is that we are all aware of what is going on all over the world and particularly Lagos. Lagos State is carrying a big burden of the population of this country. We believed what they are doing is worth it and as a club, we feel concerned to assist financially and that was why members of the club on their own donated voluntarily N10.076 million to help the state government tackle the pandemic.”

He said the donation was not pulled out from the club’s purse but through voluntary donations from members. “Individual members felt that since Lagos State was doing something, we should support the state. About 200 members donated,” the club chairman said.

The Deputy Chief of Staff, Gboyega Soyannwo, who received the cheque on behalf of the state government, commended the club and its members for supporting the government in the fight against COVID-19. He promised that the money would be judiciously used.

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