Dangote pledges $550K to help curb spread of coronavirus in Nigeria

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    A report by Graphic Online indicates that the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) yesterday pledged N200million [$550,000] to support the current effort of the Nigerian government towards curbing the spread of Corona Virus or Covid-19 in the country.

    ADF’s intervention is considered the largest single donation by a corporate organization in the country to contain the spread of coronavirus since Nigeria recorded its first index case last month in Lagos, Nigeria.

    The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, Ms Zouera Youssoufou, represented by the Health and Nutrition Programme Officer Maryam Shehu-Buhari, at a donor coordinating meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, said the donation was part of the Foundation’s cardinal objective of partnering with governments at all levels against the dreaded disease in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.

    The Foundation is also the only Nigerian donor that attended the meeting and made monetary pledge.