Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun has revealed that a Nine-year-old girl, Oluwashikemi Ogunleye donated a sum of N950 to the state government as her personal contribution to the fight against coronavirus in the state.
The governor siad he was thrilled by the little donation from the youngest donor.
He said this at a press conference held at his Iperu Remo residence on Friday night.
Abiodun revealed that the little girl used the USSD code designed for the state to donate the money.
He described the girl as a symbol of ‘the future we are building together.’
The Governor said, “I am particularly thrilled by the small but very significant donation from the youngest donor so far, Oluwashikemi Ogunleye. She used our USSD Code to donate 950 Naira.
“Oluwashikemi, I am proud to be the governor of a philanthropist like you. You are indeed the symbol of giving of ourselves to ourselves, and the future we are building together. I call on others to come forward and support the fight against COVID.”
The Governor also took to his verified Facebook and Twitter handles to celebrate the little girl.
On his Facebook page, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun – MFR, the Governor said Oluwashikemi followed the footstep pf philanthropists who have proven that humanity remains intact.
He wrote, “Not all superheroes wear capes. Little Oluwashikemi Ogunleye, who is our youngest donor so far, used the State USSD to donate 950 Naira to the Ogun State COVID-19 Pandemic Support Fund.
“Oluwashikemi followed the footsteps of leading philanthropists that have proven in our dear State so far that humanity remains intact.
“I am proud to be the Governor of a philanthropist.
“My personal message to you, Oluwashikemi is to continue to be generous. May Almighty God bless us through recovery from this pandemic on the grounds of your kind heart.”