The Alakijas Pledge N1bn To Support Government’s Fight Against Coronavirus

The Alakijas Donate 1 Billion Naira To Fight Coronavirus OnoBello

Oil mogul Folorunso Alakija and her husband, Modupe through one of the leading indigenous exploration and production oil companies in Nigeria, Famfa Oil Limited has announced a contribution of N1 Billion Naira to support Nigeria’s fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19.

According to them, the donation symbolises their resilience, character and strength as they plan to work with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). In a statement issued on Sunday, the business philanthropists also announced the donation of N250 million Lagos State Government and the NCDC respectively.

As the world rallies to deal with the health, security, economic and social implications of the coronavirus, it’s clear that we will feel the effects much more deeply than many of the developed world. Managing a crisis of this magnitude means that the strength of our response will determine our ability to weather the storm.

Individually and collectively, we are rising to this unprecedented challenge in a way that symbolizes our resilience, our character and strength,” the statement partly read.

Similarly, the medical workers on the frontline in Lagos and Abuja will each get N100million while another N100m will be for the supply of medical equipment to relevant organizations.

Also, the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh foundation (DRASA), and the Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons were supported each with N50million. Alakija believes that the listed organizations will decide on where to deploy their contribution to the needed impact, Channels TV reports.

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