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COVID-19: Buhari Commends Elumelu, Dangote, Atiku, others for Contributions


President Muhammadu Buhari has appraised the kind-heartedness of the well-to-do Nigerians and organisations for, showing support in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement issued by Special Adviser to the President Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday, said the president hails members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19, people like Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu of BUA Group, Femi Otedola, Tony Elumelu, Herbert Wigwe, Segun Agbaje and Jim Ovia of UBA, Access, GT, and Zenith Banks, respectively, for contributing N1 billion each, and being in the forefront of encouraging others in the private sector to  show support too.

According to the statement, UBA has also donated the sum of N5 billion to Nigeria and Africa, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has pledged N50 million, while First Bank is partnering with the government, the United Nations and innovative technology firms to provide e-learning solutions to at least one million children under its ‘Keep Them Engaged, Keep Them Safe’ initiative.

The statement added that the president applauds every other helping hands, which may not necessarily be in the public domain, adding that God who sees all things will abundantly compensate each and everyone.

It would be recalled that, since the outbreak of Covid-19, Nigeria has recorded 65 positive cases, 1 death and discharged 3 persons.

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