President Buhari has commended Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, for donating N200 million to assist in combating the influx of Covid-19 into the country.
In a statement released by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, the President recalled that the businessman through his foundation, the Aliko Dangote Foundation, had in the past donated N1 billion to tackle Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Africa, commending such public spiritedness to other well-to-do individuals and groups.
According to President Buhari, “Hand in hand, standing shoulder to shoulder, we can confront our challenges as a country. This is a path for us all to follow as a people.”
The President used the opportunity to reiterate his earlier charge that Nigerians should take the necessary hygiene precautions, rather than panic about the Covid-19, after discovery of the index case in the country last week.
President Buhari noted that his government, at various levels, is poised to ensure that the country and every Nigerian remain safe from the virus, which is spreading rapidly in many parts of the world.