A doc exhibiting variety of donations into Nigeria’s non-public sector coalition towards COVID-19 fund, as at April 17, 2020.
Nigeria’s Non-public Sector Coalition In opposition to COVID-19 has put the overall donations into its fund at N25,893,699,791.00.
In an announcement for the coalition on Friday, Central Financial institution of Nigeria spokesman, Isaac Okorafor, mentioned the coalition “conveys its gratitude to all the institutions and individuals that have generously donated to this fund.”
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Okorafor urged others to “consider contributing to this national solidarity to provide not only medical equipment and materials but also to render urgently needed palliatives to the poor and vulnerable segments of our society.”
The CBN spokesman, appearing as a voice for the coalition, restated “our commitment to full disclosure and accountability for all donations made.”
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has donated N2bn to the fund, the identical because the CBN.
Some 13 people and corporations – together with Abdulsamad Rabiu (Bua Sugar), Segun Agbaje (GT Financial institution), Tony Elumelu (UBA), Oba Otudeko (First Financial institution of Nigeria), Jim Ovia (Zenith financial institution) – additionally donated a minimum of N1bn.
Others within the N1bn group embody: Herbert Wigwe (Entry Financial institution), Femi Otedola (Amperion Energy), Raj Gupta (African Metal Mills), Modupe and Folorunsho Alakija (Famfa Oil), Mike Adenuga (Mike Adenuga Basis), NDIC, John Coumantatous (Flour Mills) and MTN Nigeria.
On Friday, Nigeria recorded 51 new instances of the novel coronavirus, in line with the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC).
The nation now has 493 confirmed instances of the virus with 17 deaths and 159 recoveries.
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