The Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has denied donating one billion Naira to the Federal Government for the fight against Coronavirus [Covid19].
In a press release issued on Sunday, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah termed the news making rounds as “false publication”.
He noted that rather than that, he has been complementing the state Government’s efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
To that effect, he has been championing the course of mobilizing well meaning Anambrarians to donate money to build an isolation center and 2 surge centers across the three Senatorial districts in Anambra.
He, therefore, advised members of the public to discountenance the misleading report and restated his commitment to supporting and putting his constituents first in this precarious time.
Read the statement in full below:
My attention has been drawn to a false publication making rounds on the internet allegedly stating the donations made so far by illustrious Nigerians for the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria with my name on the list of Donors, allegedly donating N1 billion to the Federal Government.
For the records and purpose of clarity I wish to disassociate myself from the purported donation and categorically state that at no point did I make N1 billion donation under any guise, whether cash, medical equipments or relief materials to the federal Government.
Rather, in my bid to complement the state Government’s efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been championing the course of mobilizing well meaning Anambrarians to donate money to build an isolation center and 2 surge centers across the three Senatorial districts in Anambra.
It is therefore very shocking to read of a purported donation of N1 billion to the Federal Government.
The story is not only unfounded but very mischievous and should be disregarded as it is a dubious attempt to play on the collective intelligence of the general public.
Members of the public are hereby advised to discountenance this misleading report as I wish to restate my commitment to supporting and putting my constituents first in this precarious time.
As the Senator representing Anambra South in the National Assembly, my primary responsibility is distilled to the safety and well being of Anambra South and Anambrarians in General.
My constituency office is closely monitoring the situation in Anambra South and will proceed with other forms of assistance in due course.
Conclusively, I want to commend Nigerians for the resilience, discipline and patriotism we have displayed in this trying moment.
We must not let the crippling fear that has gained momentum around this illness make us lose faith.
In spite of the present situation, which seems overwhelming at times, the flames of hope in our hearts must not be extinguished.
In the end, we shall overcome!