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9 Prominent Nigerians That Have Contributed Monetarily To Fight Against Coronavirus

Prominent Nigerians That Have Contributed Monetarily To Fight Against Coronavirus
We'd be seeing the names of some Nigerians that have contributed towards the fight against coronavirus.
In a moment like this, offering a helping hand to the fight against the rising epidemic is something the normal Nigeria wants to hear. You'd often hear them comparing the Nigerian billionaires to their colleagues in the Asian world.
Prominent Nigerians That Have Contributed Monetarily To Fight Against Coronavirus
This is a tweet by Adunni Achebe, there are many other similar tweets that I won't be sharing here, but have we ever thought of appreciating the ones that have given?
Let's have a peep at some of the Nigerian billionaires (and prominent figures) that have contributed towards the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

• Aliko Dangote (₦200 million)

Aliko Dangote donated towards fight against coronavirus
Nigerian business magnate, philanthropist and founder and chairman of Dangote Group, the largest industrial conglomerate in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has donated towards the fight against coronavirus.
Inasmuch as he wasn't the first to donate, on March 3rd, the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) pledged a whooping sum of ₦200 million to support current effort of the Nigerian government towards curbing the spread of Corona Virus or Covid-19 in the country.
Maybe the next time you try reminding him that dead people don't buy cements, also endeavour to thank him for his donations.

• Access Bank Plc and Dangote (1000-bed facility)

Dangote is really doing his best in the fight against the growing epidemic. On March 26th, his organisation teamed up with Access Bank to provide treatment and isolation centres across Nigeria.
In the emailed statement, Access Bank revealed hat the facilities will include a total of 1,000 beds, located across the country of more than 200 million people.

• Atiku Abubakar (₦50 million)

Atiku Abubakar donated towards fight against coronavirus
Nigerian politician, businessman, philanthropist and presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party at the 2019 Nigerian general election, Atiku Abubakar has also donated towards the fight against coronavirus.
The former vice-president, whose son recently tested positive to the virus announced on Twitter that he'd be pledging ₦50 million towards the fight against the spread of the virus.
Prominent Nigerians That Have Contributed Monetarily To Fight Against Coronavirus
What do you think?

• Runtown (₦10 million)

Runtown donated towards fight against coronavirus
Popular Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer, Douglas Jack Agu, better known as Runtown was the first celebrity to donate towards the fight against coronavirus. On 25th March, he pledged that he'd be donating ₦10 million cash to his Twitter fans.
Prominent Nigerians That Have Contributed Monetarily To Fight Against Coronavirus
Unlike giveaways from the typical Nigerian celebs, a good number of people admitted receiving the money, with SMS alerts showing the singer's name on it.

• Peruzzi (₦1 million)

Peruzzi donated towards fight against coronavirus
Another Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tobechukwu Victor Okoh better known as Peruzzi also showed his benevolence to his fans. The 'Mata' crooner pledged to support 100 fans with ₦10,000 each, making it a total of ₦1 million.
Prominent Nigerians That Have Contributed Monetarily To Fight Against Coronavirus
Like his colleague in the industry, so many Nigerians also admitted receiving their own gifts from him.

• Shehu Sani

Shehu San donated towards fight against coronavirus
Nigerian senator, author, playwright and human rights activist also joined the list of 'generous Nigerians'when he distributed protective items and foodstuffs to churches, mosques and correctional centres.
While making the donation in Kaduna on Wednesday, he also urged Nigerians to stand together and fight Coronavirus.

• Tony Elumelu (₦5 billion)

Tony Elumelu donated towards fight against coronavirus
United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), through the UBA Foundation announced the donation of ₦5 billion) to catalyse a comprehensive pan-African response to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.
The donation will provide significant and much needed support to Nigeria and 19 other African countries, by supplying relief materials, critical care facilities, and financial support to Governments.
The UBA support programme will be allocated as follows:
  - ₦1 billion to Lagos State Government in Nigeria.
  - ₦500 million to Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
  - ₦1 billion to the remaining 35 states in Nigeria.
  - ₦1.5 billion to UBA’s presence countries in Africa.
  - ₦1 billion for Medical Centres with equipment and supplies
Prominent Nigerians That Have Contributed Monetarily To Fight Against Coronavirus

• Femi Otedola (₦1 billion)

8 Prominent Nigerians That Have Contributed Monetarily To Fight Against Coronavirus

Nigerian billionaire, and  founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas LTD, Femi Otedola recently joined the list of generous billionaires when he announced that he'd pledged to donate ₦1 billion to the fight against the epidemic.

What do you think? Now over to you, how many lives have you impacted this season? You must not give ₦10 million, your little ₦10,000 to a charity organisation can go a long way towards putting a smile in the faces of people around the world.
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