'I'll make sure nobody steals money donated to the orphanages' - Davido assures

Award-winning Nigerian singer David Adeleke, professionally referred to as Davido, has vouched to guarantee that no welfare officer in Nigeria embezzled funds meant for the orphanages.

Nigerian music star Davido [Instagram/Davido]

Davido, on Friday, November 19, 2021, donated 250 million Naira to be distributed to all orphanages in Nigeria.

Davido accrued over 200 million Naira from friends, colleagues, and loved ones he commanded to send him money for his birthday celebration.

He made the said amount of money in less than three days. An additional 50 million naira is coming directly from the coffers of Davido, summing up to be 250 million Naira.

Even though the "If" singer has set up a committee of competent and credible personalities to ensure transparency, some Nigerians still believe the money won't be used for the right purposes.

A Twitter user known as Soi Bomari raised concerns about reported instances of welfare officers who steal money and items meant for the orphan homes.

"I told mum what Davido did, and I've never seen her revolt so passionately against something. She said the money won't get to the children cos welfare officers steal all. I hate Nigeria. She said it's so bad that nurses never want to leave welfare homes when they're posted there," the concerned Twitter user said.

Meanwhile, Davido has allayed the fears of the tweep, promising that he is going to make sure it does never happen.

"I will personally make sure this doesn't occur !! I put that on my life!" -Davido said on November 22, 2021.


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