Mike Adenuga Foundation donates N1.5bn to COVID-19 funds

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Mike Adenuga Foundation donates N1.5bn to COVID-19 funds

Published 2 days ago 

on March 30, 2020

BySTELLAMARIS ASHINZE


Mike Adenuga Foundation (MAF), established by billionaire, Dr Mike Adenuga Jr., on Monday donated N1.5 billion to Federal Government and Lagos State government to support Nigeria’s fight against the global Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).


Mrs Bella Disu, the daughter of the billionaire, presented a cheque for N500million to the Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at his office at the State secretariat, Alausa, on behalf of the Foundation on Monday.

Similarly, a representative of the Foundation presented the cheque for N1billion to the Governor of Central Bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele, in Abuja.

The Apex bank is coordinating the fund raising by corporate bodies in the country.

The fund is to support the initiatives aimed at combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the foundation, the presentations are being committed for the wellbeing of the entire Nigerian citizens especially at this time when the country is battling the Coronavirus pandemic.

It also commended the government, individuals and organisations for their efforts to contain the spread of the virus.

Nigeria News Agency reports that individuals and corperate organisations had made various donations toward fighting the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Adenuga Jr. is the founder of Nigeria’s second national carrier in the telecommunications industry, Globacom.

Edited By: Donald Ugwu
(NAN)

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