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Measures Against COVID-19: Buhari hails Atiku,Dangote, Other Nigeria Billionaires For Their Support

As the fight against Coronavirus continues across the globe, Nigeria Billionaires and business moguls are doing everything possible to support the government towards ending or preventing further spread of the deadly virus in Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday acknowledged the contributions Nigerians and her private organisations have made in their different ways, with some donating money in millions and billions, while others are supporting through the free supply of testing kits, face masks amongst others.

President Buhari in a statement prayed that God would compensate all those who donated to the cause.

The President commends members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19, made of 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 encouraging others in the private sector to do same.

UBA has equally 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 government, the United Nations, and innovative technological firms to provide e-learning solutions to at least one million children under its ‘Keep Them Engaged, Keep Them Safe’ initiative.

The President extols every other helping hand that has been lent by individuals, groups and organizations, which may not necessarily be in the public domain, noting that God who sees all things will abundantly recompense.

He concluded by saying that only hand in hand that this pandemic could be conquered, so that at the end, nationalism and brotherhood spirit can be channelled.

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