“A Genuine Developer”: Nigerians React as Nigerian Billionaire Femi Otedola Makes N1 billion Donation to Lagos State security trust fund

Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola has donated N1 billion to the Lagos State State

Security Trust Fund

Tolani Otedola, the billionaire's daughter, announced the donation in Marina on


Nigerians on social media have expressed different reactions to the development

The public-private partnership fund partly relies on donations to equip security agencies within


The donation was announced by the billionaire’s daughter, Tolani Otedola, who represented the

billionaire in Marina, Lagos, on Wednesday, Jan 10, 2024, according to The Cable report.

She said:

“My father believes that when all well-meaning Lagos residents contribute to this type of effort,

Lagos will be safer and more prosperous.”

“He, therefore, encourages all residents of Lagos residents, especially the corporate Lagos and

high net worth individuals, to take a moment to reflect on the signature of donating to the fund

and then make that decision to contribute also regardless of size, as every donation has the

power to create ripples of change.”

Jubril Gawat, Senior Special Assistant on New Media to the Governor, announced on his

X page.

Posting a picture of the event, Gawat captioned:

“Governor of Lagos state, Mr @jidesanwoolu, today received the cheque of 1 Billion Naira

Donation by a patriotic citizen and an ambassador of Lagos State, Mr Femi Otedola

@realFemiOtedola to the Lagos State State Security Trust Fund (@followlsstf).

“The presentation was made by his daughter, Ms Tolani Otedola @shestolani today at the

Lagos House, Marina. Otedola has been a consistent donor to the fund.”

How Nigerians are reacting

@ebahdah stated:

"He gives a whole state one billion naira. Baba no even show up for the event. See levels"

@JubaOluwaseun said:

“A secured state is a ground for good business. Kudos to Otedola

@OlalekanOkewole noted:

“Person donate 1 billion naira, come send him daughter...God when? Some people go carry 2

sachets of super pack Indomie go Orphanage, dem go carry the whole media houses for Naija

follow body.”

@shodekeGbenga said,

“This is a genuine developer, not those audio ones who can't develop their state”

@TO_Ayanfe wrote

“Let someone else donate N1 million, and he will carry the whole AriseTv crew to the venue.”

@DJ_COLE95 tweeted

“Maybe na she go do politics. Cuppy music , Temi Film, Tolani Politics. Not a bad mix!”

@adeola_adenaya said,

“Well done OTE$ but sir @jidesanwoolu let’s use the funds for what it is meant for. A safer

Lagos is to the benefits of everyone. Thank you.”

@HeartWithThanks wrote,

“Ote$ is one hand that's giving and keeps giving. It's natural, you can't fake what he's been


@IYAADU03 said,

“Barrel wey get water no dey make noise,only empty barrel does.”

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