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NNPC leads wealthy Nigerians, corporate citizens to gross COVID-19 donations

President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the public-spiritedness of wealthy Nigerians and organizations for standing up to be counted in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The President commends members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19, made of people like Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu of BUA Group, Femi Otedola, Tony Elumelu, Herbert Wigwe, Segun Agbaje and Jim Ovia of UBA, Access, GT, and Zenith Banks, respectively, for contributing N1 billion each, and being in the vanguard of encouraging others in the private sector to do same.

UBA has equally donated the sum of N5 billion to Nigeria and Africa, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has pledged N50 million,  while First Bank is partnering with government, the United Nations, 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.

According to Femi Adeisna, President Buhari 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 new course in nationalism and brotherhood.

The List of donors

  1. Aliko Dangote -1Billion.
  2. Abdulsamad Rabiu – 1Billion.
  3. Femi Otedola -1Billion.
  4. Tony Elumelu -1Billion.
  5. Herbert O. Wigwe – 1Billion.
  6. Segun Agbaje – 1Billion.
  7. Jim Ovia – 1Billion.
  8. Access Bank – 1Billion.
  9. GT Bank -1Billion.
  10. Zenith Banks -1Billion.
  11. Atiku Abubakar -50million.
  12. UBA. – 2.5 Billion
  13. NNPC. – 11 Billion

14.Bar Robinson Ozomma Akpua  10M

15.Chief Obiorah Okonkwo-200M

16.Idris Garuba -170M

17.Babatunde oshinowo-500M

18.Engr Autor Eze-500M

19.Igwe Mac Anthony Okonkwo Igwe Alor-40M

20.Mrs Bola Adabisi -70M

  1. Hon Osita Ejideaku-

25M

  1. Comrade Chinedu Oloto. (Lotus Dynasty) – 2..5M
  2. Dr John Olaru -55M

24.Chief Emeka Agba -60M

  1. Mrs TJ Tom-Bright-35M
  2. Chief OG Ezeaku-30M
  3. Engr Ndubuisi Obiora-2M