Lagos – Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has donated the sum of N160million in cash and foodstuffs to the needy as part of measures to cushion the effects of the lockdown of the Coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement by Uthman Shodipe, his Media Adviser, George said the donation cuts across party affiliations.
George also specifically designated N10million to the PDP faithful in Lagos as well as providing financial assistance to other state chapters in the South West and beyond.
The statement reads: “Chief Olabode Ibiyinka George, former National Deputy Chairman of PDP, has donated N160 million in cash and foodstuffs (rice, beans, Indomie noodles) directly to the needy, the poor and the less privileged; and all who are ravaged by the scourge of COVID-19, regardless of partisan affiliation”.
“Out of the N160 million, he has designated the sum of N10 million to PDP adherents in Lagos state. He is also sending money to the South West and beyond”.
“He has also set up a six-man committee headed by Dr Akitoye, Honourable Muiz Dosunmu, Onileere, Honourable Abiola, Dr. Dickson, Rahman Owokoniran to distribute N10million to Lagos PDP.”