The donation to be shared N100 million each by the Nigeria Centre for Decease Control (NCDC) and the Lagos State government coincided with the former governor’s 68th birthday.
In a message on his Twitter handle, the APC stalwart said the yearly colloquium could not hold yesterday because of the ravaging COVID-19.
The message reads: “Today (yesterday), but for COVID-19 we would, as we have done for the last 12 years, have celebrated this day with the Bola Tinubu Colloquium. We could not do so this year, but by God’s grace, we will do so again.
“The circumstances this year prevent us from gathering together to celebrate my birthday, but I would still like to mark the occasion.
“That is why I have chosen today to announce that I will be making a donation of N200 million to fight this deadly virus.
“Pursuant to this pledge, N100 million will be made available to the government of Lagos State and another N100 million to the NCDC to support th
eir efforts in fighting the scourge of COVID-19.
“Together, we will overcome this disease.”