President Muhammadu Buhari has commended former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola and Tony Elumelu; and others who have contributed to fight against coronavirus pandemic.
In a couple of tweets on Friday, the Presidency reeled out the appreciation message.
It should be noted that Nigeria has recorded 65 cases since the first index case was announced in February.
POLITICS NIGERIA reported how Mr Abubakar donated 50 million naira and Mr Tony Elumelu pledged 14 million dollars to help curb the pandemic.
“President @MBuhari has saluted the public-spiritedness of wealthy Nigerians and organizations for standing up to be counted in the battle against the #Covid19 pandemic.
“The President also commended members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition, comprising of people like Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu of BUA Group, Femi Otedola, TonyOElumelu, Herbert OWigwe, Segun Agbaje, Jim Ovia of UBA, Access Banks, Guarantee Trust Bank and Zenith Banks, respectively for contributing N1 billion each, and being in the vanguard of encouraging others in the private sector to do same.
“@UBAGroup has equally donated the sum of N5 billion to Nigeria and Africa, former Vice President @atiku has pledged N50 million, while @FirstBankngr is partnering with government, the @UN, and innovative technological firms to provide e-learning solutions to at least one million children under its ‘Keep Them Engaged, Keep Them Safe’ initiative.”
“The President extols every other helping hand that has been lent by individuals, groups and organizations, which may not necessarily be in the public domain, noting that God who sees all things will abundantly recompense.”
” President @MBuhari recommends these laudable strides to other high net-worth Nigerians and organizations, stressing that hand in hand, the country will overcome the challenges brought by the pandemic, and chart a new course in nationalism and brotherhood,” the tweets read.