- A member of the National Youth Service Corps, Israel Arogbonlo, has joined other Nigerians helping in the fight against coronavirus
- Israel, who is serving in Ondo, donated his March allowance to the state government to tackle the pandemic
- The donation was received on Tuesday, April 7, by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu
A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Ondo, Israel Arogbonlo, has donated his March allowance to the state government to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The governor of the state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), received the donation on Tuesday, April 7, at the government house in Alagbaka, Akure.
The disclosure was made by the special assistant to the governor on new media, Olabode Richard Olatunde.
While commending Arogbonlo's gesture, Governor Akeredolu said the corps member's donation could save a whole family from starvation.
He said the corps member demonstrated an unusual spirit of giving, urging others to follow in his footsteps.
Governor Akeredolu said: ”This little drop can save a whole family. It can buy a bag of rice, put food on their table and save a whole family. It’s the spirit behind the giving that is most important.”
During the donation of his allowance to the Ondo state government, the corps member said he exhibited the lesson he learnt from the NYSC orientation in the state.
He said: ”I extended what we have been taught in the camp. This is part of my little way of supporting the Government in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.”
In other news, an eight-year-old girl has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari after donating N2,350 - all the money she has in her piggy bank - for Nigeria's fight against coronavirus.
The disclosure was made on Wednesday, April 1, by the president's personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad.
This is coming at a time entrepreneurs and philanthropists are donating billions of naira to help battle the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Professor Jesse Otegbayo, shared his experience of the coronavirus pandemic.
The CMD, who took to Twitter on Wednesday, April 8, to share his experience said he anchored his faith in God during what he described as “the dark period".
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