Eight-year-old boy who donated his lifetime savings of Ghc16.75 (N1,120) to authorities to help fight COVID-19 in Nigeria is trending over his kind gesture.
Akinduyo Oluwapamilerinayo, on Thursday, donated Ghc16.75 (N1,120) to the Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19, Punch News Paper reported.Rafiu Ajakaye, spokesperson for Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 confirmed that the donation.
Speaking as reported by Punch News Paper, they said officials were amazed when the boy was brought to them to undertake his donation.
“It is true. He donated his savings of N1,120 to the state government’s anti-COVID-19 campaign. He was brought here by his mother. He told his parents that he wanted to donate and they supported him. He even submitted a handwritten letter alongside his donation,” – Ajakaiye said.
Oluwapamilerinayo told officials that he added his personal savings to the money given to him by his father, a school teacher, to make the donation a reality.
“He told us that his desire was to see a society free of the pandemic. The government is definitely impressed by this rare show of altruism, and is confident of Pamilerin becoming the leader of his generation,” – he stated.
Alabi, who doubles as Deputy Governor of the state, thanked Oluwapamilerinayo for being so kind to humanity and assured him that his letter would be delivered to Governor AbdulRahaman Abdulrazaq.
That is just so lovely.