Buhari thanks Atiku, Dangote, Elumelu, Otedola over battle against Covid-19
President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the public-spiritedness of wealthy Nigerians and organizations for standing up to be counted in the battle against the coronavirus outbreak.
Buhari, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, and shared on the official Facebook page of Aso Rock Villa on Friday, commended the members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19 for contributing N1 billion each. The coalition is made of prominent Nigerians such as 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.
He expressed his appreciation to the individuals and organizations for being in the vanguard of encouraging others in the private sector to do the same.
The statement reads in part: “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 new course in nationalism and brotherhood.”