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Buhari Salutes Atiku, Elumelu, Dangote, Others For Their Contributions To Tackle Coronavirus



Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted some wealthy Nigerians, including former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, United Bank of Africa UBA’s, Tony Elumelu, Aliko Dangote, amongst others for their magnanimous support in the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the country.

In a statement on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the president commended the efforts of the wealthy individuals as well as organisations for their contributions to prevent the spread of the pandemic.

The statement reads: “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, noting that God who sees all things will abundantly reward them all.

“President Buhari 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 technology firms to provide e-learning solutions to at least one million children under its ‘Keep Them Engaged, Keep Them Safe’ initiative.”

Buhari therefore called on other high net-worth Nigerians and organizations to emulate such laudable acts, stressing that “hand in hand, the country will overcome the challenges brought by the pandemic, and chart a new course in nationalism and brotherhood.”

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