Ebola Outbreak: Dangote donates N150m to support control efforts

Africa’s wealthiest man, Aliko has donated N150 million ($924,000) control effort for the spread of the virus in Nigeria through the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Group.
“… foundation has funded the establishment of the emergency operation in Lagos, that is being done through grant from the foundation of just a little over N150 million,” said Mrs Adhiambo Odaga, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation at a recent media briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
Adhiambo explained that the emergency operation centre was ’s preferred investment in fighting the deadly virus, saying it was seen as a key platform through which the government could launch an aggressive onslaught againt the virus.
12 cases have already been confirmed in Nigeria, with three deaths recorded. The disease endemic West Africa has led 1069 deaths, according Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Odaga said the Foundation will further its engagement with Nigeria’s Health Ministry, ascertain alternative ways it could be of help.
According to her, several interested parties have contacted the Foundation about the possibility of partnering with the government to contain the virus.
Aliko Dangote has therefore called on all Nigerians to cooperate with the government to put an end to the spread of the deadly virus in Nigeria. He expressed optimism that Africa’s largest economy would be able to contain the present crisis.  (VENTURES AFRICA)

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