List of Donors for the fight Against Coronavirus in Nigeria
The outbreak of this pandemic disease-Coronavirus has been a course for concern in Nigeria and the world at large.
However, The Nigerian government has approved a 10 billion Naira grant (about $27 million) to fight the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
According to a statement from President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, the money will be released to Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial center, which has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country.
“The immediate release of a 10 billion Naira grants to Lagos State, which remains the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria. This grant will enable Lagos increase its capacity to control and contain the outbreak, while also supporting other States with capacity-building.”
Unfortunately, Nigeria’s count on this outbreak keeps increasing by the day and spreading to other states including some Eastern states like; Enugu and Ebonyi.
Currently, Nigeria has a total count of 70 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 44 in Lagos, 14 in Abujaand the rest in other states.
The President is also releasing a 5 billion Naira (about $13 million) special intervention fund to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).
The country’s leading National Public Health Institute,NCDC has been at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic, collating numbers and responding to suspected cases of the virus.
“The immediate release of a 5 billion Naira special intervention fund to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control to equip, expand and provide personnel to its facilities and laboratories across the country,” said President Buhari.
However, some Nigerian Philantropists and organizations, including banks, have also donated billions of Naira to help fund medical centers and provide essential materials necessary to contain the spread of this pandemic in the country.
Below is the full list in detail;
Some Nigerian Philanthropists who donated monetary value to this course include;
- Atiku Abubakar – 50million naira
- 2Face Idibia – 10million naira
- Aliko Dangote – 1Billion naira plus
- Abdulsamad Rabiu – 1Billion naira
- Femi Otedola – 1Billion naira
- Tony O. Elumelu – 1Billion naira
- Herbert O. Wigwe – 1Billion naira
- Segun Agbaje – 1Billion naira
- Jim Ovia – 1Billion naira
Some Corporate Organizations that donated to this course include;
- Access Bank – 1Billion naira
- GTBank – 1Billion naira
- Zenith Banks – 1Billion naira
- NNPC (under FG) – 11 Billion naira
- UBA. – 5 Billion naira (To African countries including Nigeria)
Federal Government donated 10billion to Lagos State Government and 5billion to fund NCDC.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted this Nigerian philanthropists and organizations for joining their resources in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.
Some Nigerians are asking if the money should be shared equal among every Nigerian, or should it be given to State governors to build well equipped hospitals and research institutes in their respective States?