Bauchi, a northern Nigerian state, has received about N43.9m from United Bank of Africa, First City Monument Bank and private citizens as donations in its effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
The Deputy Governor, Baba Tela, revealed this to newsmen yesterday.
He said: “UBA donated N28.5m, FCMB N10m and Alhaji Garba Noma N2.5m to the state government as their commitment to wage war against the deadly virus in the state.
“Others who donated include Dan-Asabe Ibunu (N1m), Maishanu (N1m) and Body of Bauchi Lawyers of Conscience (N500,000) and Nakwada N476,000.”
Also, Musa Nakwada, representing Bogoro Constituency in the House of Assembly, has donated his March salary to the Disease Outbreak Committee, which is fighting the spread of COVID-19.
He said his action was to assist the task force financially to fight the disease, which forced Governor Bala Mohammed into isolation.
“I withdrew the money immediately I got the alert to contribute my quota. I have donated my March salary of about N476,000,” he said.