Atiku Abubakar
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku donates N50m to fight Coronavirus

NEWS DIGEST – A former vice-president, and 2019 presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has pledged a sum of N50 million to Nigeria to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Abubakar made the announcement in a statement he issued on Wednesday.

According to him, the donation is being made on his behalf by Priam Group to form part of the stimulus package the federal government should create for Nigerians.

The former vice president commended all individuals and corporate organisations who had contributed to Nigeria’s relief fund in one way or the other

Mr Abubakar called on more corporations and individuals with capacity, to assist the public in these trying times.

“To this end, Priam Group pledges N50 million on my behalf as my humble contribution to a relief Fund that will form part of the stimulus package.”

News Digest recalls that the former vice president Sunday, March 22nd, confirmed that his son had tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic.

Disclosing the development on his Twitter handle, Mr Abubakar urged Nigerians to pray for his son as he had been moved to Gwagwalada specialist teaching hospital.

He wrote: “My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management.