2face Idibia & Other Rich Nigerians Who Donated For Coronavirus 

Top Nigerian elites have shown their philanthropic nature since the country first confirmed a coronavirus case on February 27, 2020. 

They teamed up to form the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 as the umbrella body for all corporate donations towards fighting against the spread of the pandemic.

Thanks to these well-meaning Nigerians, the body was able to rake in N15.325 billion. Let’s check out a list of Nigerians who have donated money towards coronavirus.

  1.  Aliko Dangote: Africa’s richest man and chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, donated N200 million to assist the government on behalf of the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) and made a personal donation of N2 billion to fight against the virus. Apart from partnering with Access bank to fund treatments across isolation centers in the country, he also provided ambulance buses to the Lagos state government.

  1.  Femi Otedola: Father of the famous Nigerian DJ, DJ Cuppydonated N1 billion to the relief fund when he announced on his Twitter and Instagram accounts saying, “We must all do what we can to flatten the curve.”

  1. Abdulsamad Rabiu: Nigeria’s third-richest man and founder of BUA Group, has also generously donated N1bn in cash through the BUA Foundation. The industrialist, however, donated another N3.3bn due to an increase in a number of cases.

  1. Tony Elumelu: With a net worth of about $900 million as of January 2020, the founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman of United Bank for Africa, Tony Elumelu personally donated N1 billion asides the N5 billion donated through UBA Group. 

  1. Folorunsho Alakija: Nigeria’s richest woman contributed the sum of N1 billion through her company, Famfa Oil, to support the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria.

  1. Jim Ovia: Popular Nigerian businessman and current Chairman of Zenith Bank, Jim Ovia, donated the sum of N1 billion through the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19.

  1. Oba Otudeko: With an estimated net worth of US$550 million as of June 2017, the accomplished businessman, chairman of FBN Holdings Plc, and founder of Honeywell Group, Oba Otudeko donated the sum of N1 billion to the CACOVID fund.

  1. Mike Adenuga: The owner of Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator, Mike Adenuga, also displayed his generosity by donating N1.5 billion to fight the virus.

  1. Innocent Ujah Idibia (2Face): Popular Nigerian singer aka 2Face also supported the initiative by donating N10million. 

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Written by Yemisi Efunnuga


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