Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has commended Nigerian singer, David Adeleke popularly known by his stage name, Davido for his ingenuity in raising and donating several millions of naira to the less privileged in the society recently.
Reacting in a statement on Sunday through his Facebook page, Saraki said Davido has always demonstrated the ability to achieve what others think is impossible.
The former Senate President was reacting to the decision of the singer to donate two hundred and fifty million naira to orphanages across the country.
Davido had taken to his social media account to call on his friends and colleagues to raise the sum of 100 million Naira for him to clear his Rolls Royce at the port ahead of his birthday.
The singer’s whose birthday is on November 21 has received donations totalling ₦200m from music stars, actors, politicians, businessmen, traditional rulers among others.
He had earlier revealed his likely plans of giving away the donations after some of his fans asked him to donate the money to charity.
Davido in a post on his Instagram page on Saturday announced plans to give the donations to charity. He also stated that he will be adding fifty million naira to the donation.
The singer, however, disclosed that a five-man disbursement committee has been set up to see that all orphanages and charity organizations in the country receive the funds.
Reacting to the move by the singer and how he went ahead to achieve his aims, Saraki praised Davido as an energetic man who has always been committed to impacting lives positively.
He wrote: “This past week on Instagram, we all watched @Davido ‘playfully’ raise N200 million from his friends, business associates, and other well-wishers — then donate N250 million to orphans across the country.
“Since he was a young boy, David has always had a persuasive charm, a great deal of talent and energy, and the ability to accomplish what others describe as “impossible” — through his sheer grit and hard work.
“As he celebrates his birthday today, I congratulate him for becoming a fine young man who continues to positively impact lives through his music and philanthropy. May Almighty God continue to reward your efforts,” Saraki stated.