Dangote Pledges N200m To Fight Coronavirus

 Dangote Pledges  N200m To Fight Coronavirus

The Aliko Dangote Foundation has promised to donate N200m to support the Federal Government to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aliko Dangote Foundation, Ms Zouera Youssoufou, who was represented by the Health and Nutrition Programme Officer, Maryam Shehu-Buhari, made this known at a donor coordinating meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.

 Youssoufou said the foundation had earmarked N124m for facilities to help prevent, assess and respond to health events at points of entry. Other areas the foundation would be supporting the Federal Government included surveillance and epidemiology where facilities worth N36m would be provided, while N48m would be used for case management training of health workers.

The development is coming barely a week after the first case of the disease was recorded in Lagos.

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