COVID-19: Bode Akindele Leads Other Donors With #25million To Oyo
…..Donated #50million To FG
Upon launching a public fund by Oyo State government to provide palliatives to citizens and tackle the pandemic COVID-19 last week, Sir Bode Akindele has donated #25million to the fund, making him the highest donor till date.
The Federal and state governments are being supported by phlanthropists, kindhearted citizens and corporate bodies through donations of palliatives in cash and kind,to alleviate the sufferings of the people.
One of such donors is Sir (Chief) Bode Akindele, OFR, Baba Ijo Methodist Church (Nigeria) Agbeni, Ibadan, Oyo State of Nigeria, Chairman, MONDANDOLA GROUP and Parakoyi of Ibadanland.
Sir(Chief) Bode Akindele, through his conglomerate, on Saturday, 4th April, donated a total
sum of N100 million naira, made up of N50 million naira to the Federal Government of Nigeria, N25 million naira to Oyo State Government and N25 million to Lagos State Government.
Akindele said his gesture was to boost governments efforts to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19 and bring relief to Nigerians, who are getting starved of food and other essentials due to the lockdown.
Modandola Group, comprising of Modandola Investments Limited, Standard Flour Mills Limited and Coastal Services (Nigeria) Limited, in a letter dated April 2 and signed by Sir Akindele, commended the efforts of the state government in combating the effects of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Group wished the State the best in these trying times.
Acknowledging the gesture, one of the beneficiaries, the Oyo State government in a statement signed by Mr Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde and dated
April 5, 2020, said Sir Bode Akindele tops the list of private donors to Oyo’s Endowment Fund.
‘Sir (Chief) Bode Akindele, has emerged the top individual donor to Oyo State COVID-19 Endowment Fund in its first week of coming on
“Sir Akindele, who is the Parakoyi of Ibadanland, made the donation through his conglomerate, Modandola Group. The payment was made to Oyo State COVID-19 Endowment account domiciled with the UBA.
Modandola Group, comprising the Modandola Investments Limited, Standard Flour Mills Limited and Coastal Services (Nigeria) Limited, in a letter dated April 2 and signed by Sir Akindele, commended the efforts of the State government in combating the effects of Covid-19 pandemic.
“The businessman, with a donation of N25 million, which was made at the close of last week topped earlier donors, Barrister Lateef Fagbemi (N10m); the Chairman of Ilaji Hotels and Resort, Dr. Dotun Sanusi (N5m) and the Aare Musulumi of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta states, Alhaji Daud Akinola, who donated N20 million.
Leading the charge of corporate donors is the United Bank of Africa (UBA) which donated N28.5 million, followed by Unity Bank, which donated N10 million.
Fagbemi had last week kickstarted donations to the accounts with the sum of N10 million, while Sanusi followed suit with a cash donation of N5 million.
Adisa who equally acknowledged the good spirited Nigerians said in different letters forwarding the donations to the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde that they were lending supporting hands to Oyo State government’s fight against the spread of COVID-19.