Senator Dino Melaye shared on his Instagram page advising Nigeria billionaires and philanthropists to donate to the public during the lockdown encounter during Covid-19 pandemic.
The 8th Nigerian National Assembly senator, advice comes after the Presidential Task Force on the novel (COVID-19) pandemic said it has no control over the multi-billion naira contributions that have so far been announced by various donors towards the fight against the pandemic.
On his Instagram , he wrote “My singular advise to our billionaires, Corporate Nigeria, multinationals, philanthropists and donors. Please buy medicament, food and drinks plus money and share to the people directly at the federal or state level. I no hear English ooo so don’t ask me why.”
The senator who once said that he is afraid for the core Northern States of Nigeria as Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the country.
Senator Dino Melaye, earlier said that he is afraid for the core Northern States of Nigeria as Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the country.
He also appealed to the Governors of the states in the Northern region of Nigeria to be more proactive and enforce all conditions stated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in the fight against COVID-19.
Earlier report by Chairman of the task force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha said that the only thing so far received by the task force was the materials donated recently by the founder of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma.
“The private sector has a separate fund which is run through the Coalition Against Covid-19 Disease. That’s where you get most of the announcements that this person has given a billion and this is a separate account. It has nothing to do with government and the money will not come to government.