President Muhammadu Buhari has applauded the generous donations of affluent Nigerians such as Aliko Dangote, Atiku Abubakar, Abdusalmad Rabiu, among others in the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria.
In a series of tweets on Friday, Buhari also expressed appreciation for the generous financial support of opulent men such as Femi Otedola, Tony Elumelu, Herbert Wigwe, Segun Agbaje and Jim Ovia in the battle against the scourge.
The president commended these opulent Nigerians “for being in the vanguard of encouraging others in the private sector to do same.” He wrote:
“President Buhari 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.
“UBA Group 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 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 a new course in nationalism and brotherhood,” the tweets read.