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Government, Banks and Philantropists Donates to Fight Coronavirus in Nigeria (The Full List)

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List of Donors for the fight Against Coronavirus in Nigeria

The outbreak of this pandemic disease-Coronavirus has been a course for concern in Nigeria and the world at large.

However, The Nigerian government has approved a 10 billion Naira grant (about $27 million) to fight the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

According to a statement from President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, the money will be released to Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial center, which has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country.

He tweeted;

“The immediate release of a 10 billion Naira grants to Lagos State, which remains the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak in Nigeria. This grant will enable Lagos increase its capacity to control and contain the outbreak, while also supporting other States with capacity-building.”

Unfortunately, Nigeria’s count on this outbreak keeps increasing by the day and spreading to other states including some Eastern states like; Enugu and Ebonyi.

 Currently, Nigeria has a total count of 70 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 44 in Lagos, 14 in Abujaand the rest in other states.

The President is also releasing a 5 billion Naira (about $13 million) special intervention fund to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

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The country’s leading National Public Health Institute,NCDC has been at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic, collating numbers and responding to suspected cases of the virus.

“The immediate release of a 5 billion Naira special intervention fund to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control to equip, expand and provide personnel to its facilities and laboratories across the country,” said President Buhari.

However, some Nigerian Philantropists and organizations, including banks, have also donated billions of Naira to help fund medical centers and provide essential materials necessary to contain the spread of this pandemic in the country.

Below is the full list in detail;

Some Nigerian Philanthropists who donated monetary value to this course include;

  • Atiku Abubakar –              50million naira
  •  2Face Idibia  –                   10million naira
  • Aliko Dangote –                 1Billion naira plus
  •  Abdulsamad Rabiu  –      1Billion naira
  • Femi Otedola –                  1Billion naira
  • Tony O. Elumelu –            1Billion naira
  • Herbert O. Wigwe –         1Billion naira
  • Segun Agbaje  –                 1Billion naira
  • Jim Ovia –             1Billion naira

Some Corporate Organizations that donated to this course include;

  • Access Bank         –     1Billion naira
  • GTBank                  –    1Billion naira
  • Zenith Banks       –      1Billion naira
  • NNPC (under FG) –   11 Billion naira
  • UBA.                      –     5 Billion naira (To African countries including Nigeria)

Federal Government donated 10billion to Lagos State Government and 5billion to fund NCDC.

However, President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted this Nigerian philanthropists and organizations for joining their resources in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

Some Nigerians are asking if the money should be shared equal among every Nigerian, or should it be given to State governors to build well equipped hospitals and research institutes in their respective States?

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Lagos govt set to ease home ownership

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July 16, 2021

Lagos State Government says it is upscaling its housing delivery performance and subsidising the cost of the homes to reduce the barrier to home ownership in the state.

Lagos State Commissioner for Housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, made this known on Friday in a statement signed by Mrs Adeola Salako, Spokesperson of the ministry.

The commissioner said this was a response to the growing gap in housing demand in relation to the available accommodation in the state.

Akinderu-Fatai said the government was committed to the provision of affordable mass housing units in spite of the increasing cost of building materials occasioned by the current inflationary trend.

He said that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had directed that cost of homes built by the state should be lower than the market price to make home ownership easier for the people.

Akinderu-Fatai said that the government was pursuing the agenda of housing provision with increased vigour to ensure that more homes are available for residents before the end of the year.

“We are engaging multinationals along with other Ministries, Departments and Agencies to build and support the financing of buildings in the state.

“This is the viable option, given the fact that land is a limited resource in the state,” he said.

He said with population upsurge, meaningful impact could be achieved through space maximisation by the construction of high-rise buildings where progress was being recorded.

According to him, the state’s housing schemes, located in Odo-Onosa Ayandelu, Agbowa, Sangotedo Phase 1, Gbagada and Omole Phase 1, will be delivered soon.

The commissioner explained that the projects were being financed through direct budgetary allocation for the benefit of low and middle-income earners to come on the home ownership ladder.

He said this would be accomplished through a convenient mortgage system where homes shall be allocated through the Rent-to-Home Scheme and whereby the tenure of payment would be 120 months.

Akinderu-Fatai said that an initial payment of five per cent of the value of the homes by the allottees was required before spreading the balance.

He listed other schemes that were being constructed through direct budgetary allocation to include Egan-Igando, LASU, Ita-Marun in Epe and Ajara.

The commissioner said though these schemes were inherited from previous administrations, the government was committed to speedy delivery in line with the THEMES agenda.

“Housing provision is pivotal to the transformation of the lives of the people,” Akinderu-Fatai said.

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Tributes, tears as multitude views TB Joshua’s corpse

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July 8, 2021

Tears flowed and tributes continued on Thursday at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Ikotun, Lagos, as its late Founder, Prophet T.B. Joshua, was laid in state.
Joshua died after a church service at SCOAN on June 5 , few days to his 58 birthday anniversary.
He will be buried on Friday (July 9).
The lying-in-state was part of his burial rites as announced by SCOAN.
SCOAN had at a news conference on June 29  said that July 5 to July 11 would be  dedicated for a series of Joshua’s  ‘laying to rest’ activities tagged: ‘Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Prophet Joshua (1963 to 2021)’.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports hundreds of people from different cultures and  countries lined up on Thursday to pay last respect to the SCOAN founder.

 The Manager of Super Sport, DSTV, Mr Felix Awogu, told newsmen at the event that Joshua had been a major financier of sports in Nigeria.
He said that the prophet pulled the national team out of financial crisis during the 2013 Nation’s Cup.
According to him,  the prophet donated a huge sum of money to the national team to support  the project.
“A lot of people don’t know what he has done for sports in Nigeria, he made us become successful in sports.
“He has also been a major supporter of special sports for disabled athletes in Nigeria.
“I wonder how they are going to survive. He was supporting them quietly,” Awogu said.
He also said that Joshua donated  $150,000 to support the Olympic Village Project in Brazil.
“He was so passionate about sports that he had a football club called My People FC, which has produced a lot of young players in the national team,” Awogu added.
The Founder of Belema Oil Producing Ltd., Mr Tein Jack-Rich, and his wife,  Elizabeth, described the late prophet as a kind and great philanthropist.
According to the couple, the prophet preached love and never discriminated against anyone.
Pastor Modesta Montero from Ecuador  said that the SCOAN founder helped his community to rebuild a school destroyed by earthquake.
He said that Joshua donated  $400,000 to the school and built an information technology  centre for the community.
Montero added that Joshua taught him that “Christian life is practical and should be lived out of love for others”.
NAN reports that there was a large crowd outside the church premises as people waited patiently for their turns to see the prophet for the last time.
The programme was anchored by two comedians, Mr Gbenga Adeyinka and K.C Brown, who invited special attendees
to the podium to speak about Joshua’s life.
NAN

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Ensure Kano remains home to all Nigerians, Buhari tells new Kano emir

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July 4, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado-Bayero, to ensure that Kano remained home to all Nigerians, regardless of their religion, tribe and ethnic affiliations.

The President gave the advice on Saturday at the presentation of Staff of office to him as the 15th Emir from the Fulani ruling class of Kano Emirate.
Represented by Vice President Yomi Osinbajo, the President said: “we are proud of Kano’s legacy of tolerance.
“Your Royal Highness, it is this city which God has given you good fortune of being its owner. Privilege, which you know, comes with obligations. Your great father was known for his courage, honesty and integrity.
“Your Royal Highness, I need not say to you that Kano is not an ordinary city, in both historical and modern times. It is a major commercial and economic center in Africa and melting pot of diverse tribes and cultures, assimilated into a vibrant and cohesive home.
“We are all proud of the city. It is a home and city of the socialist man of the people, late Malam Aminu Kano, and many of his disciples.
“It is also the home of the capitalist richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Wherever you are from and whoever you are, you must feel at home in Kano,” the President said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the epoch-making event was well attended by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar and traditional rulers from different parts of the country, including from neighboring Niger and Cameroun republics.
Govs. Aminu Masari of Katsina, Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Aminu waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto, Bello Matawalle of Zamfara and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos also attended the coronation.
Others included the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, President of the  Senate,  Sen. Ahmad Lawan, members of  the diplomatic corps, as well as religious leaders from different parts of the country.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje appointed Alhaji Aminu Ado-Bayero as the new Emir of Kano in April 2020, to replace deposed Muhammadu Sanusi II.
The new emir, son of the late Emir Ado Bayero, was until his appointment, the em3ir of the newly created Bichi emirate.
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