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Dogara raises over N300m for Charity at 50th Birthday Party



Dogara raises over N300m at 50th Birthday Party

Yakubu Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, raised over N300 million for charity during his 50th birthday celebrations, Punch reports.

Present at the celebration was billionaire Aliko Dangote who donated N1oo million.

Others at the event included Idahosa Okunbo, who donated N50 million; Emeka Offor, N20 million; and the governors of Bauchi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Edo and Borno states who donated N10 million each.

Accepting the donations, the Speaker thanked the donors and assured them the monies would be spent to provide for the needs of internally displaced persons, and to fund charities.

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who represented President Muhammad Buhari at the event, praised the Speaker for his role in dousing the Executive/Legislative tensions.

1 Comment

  1. Fleur

    December 28, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Can someone help me understand charity in Nigeria? Is it to share #1000 to 30,000 people or is it to select 300 people and give them grants of #1 million each so that they can achieve permanent success in life and pay it forward? Just wondering…..not judging. Speaking out in case Dogara is listening so that he does not spend the money on pampers for motherless babies.

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