By Gboyega Alaka
The Lagos Garden Tennis Membership has donated the sum of N5milllion to the Lagos State authorities in direction of the struggle in opposition to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Presenting the cheque to Kola Peregrino in Ikeja, GM, Lagos State Printing Company, who stood in for the Lagos State authorities, president of the membership, Ademola Akin-Taylor mentioned the cheque is the membership’s widow’s may/contribution in direction of state’s battle in opposition to the rampaging Covid-19.
“We’re very impressed with Lagos State and the governor, who’s one among our patrons; so mechanically, we’ve to assist him in his struggle in opposition to the virus,” Akin-Taylor mentioned.
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He added that the membership thought-about the gesture extra pertinent as a result of the state, as its host, has at all times supported it, particularly by staging its annual Governor’s Cup tennis match in its facility.
Akin-Taylor, who mentioned the federal government is free to make use of the fund in no matter approach it deems essential within the ongoing battle, suggested the folks to assist the federal government’s effort by “sustaining social distancing, sporting face masks at all times and washing their fingers on a regular basis.”
A member ofthe membership’s Covid-19 fundraising committee, Gboyega Marinho recommended members for his or her generosity. “It was a beautiful job by all members of the membership, who contributed from N5000, to N10,000, to N200,000 to N1million to make sure that the sum of N5million was realised.”