Hero Brands Fighting for Nigeria Against Covid-19
As the worldwide pandemic, coronavirus continues to wreak havoc to the global medical industry, Nigeria is not left out as the number increases each passing day.
Most medical personnel are out there risking their lives, as well as our law enforcement agencies, logistics companies, etc. these are real Nigerian heroes and we must respect them.
Access Bank – 1 billion naira
Guarantee Trust Bank -1 billion naira
Zenith Bank – 1 billion naira
Sterling Bank – 250 million naira
Aliko Dangote Foundation – 200 million naira
First Bank of Nigeria – Partnering with the Nigerian government, the United Nations (UN) and innovative technology firms to provide e-learning solutions to keep students engaged while the lockdown continues
Keystone Bank – 1 billion Naira
UBA (United Bank of Africa) – 5 billion naira
Private individuals and big corporations have come out to lend their support to the Nigerian government as well, some under the auspices of the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19, where at least N1 billion each was contributed, and some contributed out of their own private volition, to support the battle against the infection and spread of coronavirus. Here is a list of these individuals and corporations that have so far sent or pledged their various forms of support
NNPC, together with 33 other oil companies -11 billion naira with Mr/Mrs Modupe and Folorunso Alakija at the war front (donating 1 Billion Naira).
Aliko Dangote – 1 billion naira
Abdulsamad Rabiu- 1 billion naira
Femi Otedola- 1 billion naira
Herbert Nwigwe- 1 billion naira
Tony Elumelu – 1 billion naira
Segun Agbaje – 1 billion naira
Jimi Ovia – 1 billion naira
Atiku Abubakar- 50 million naira
Jack Ma – 100,000 face masks, 1,000 protective gowns and 20,000 test kits.
2Face Idibia – 10 million naira
The actions of the private sector are commendable and show their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It is shocking to see them respond swiftly to a government many have described as ‘witch-hunt’ and ‘draconian’ using the EFCC and other measures. At a time like this, even the opposition party supports. This speaks well of us. Does it tell a story of love or fear? What do you think?