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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Aliko Dangote Rallies Private Sector Support To Fight COVID-19

Aliko Dangote through the Aliko Dangote Foundation will be leading a coalition of private sector organisations spearheading a coalition of private sector organisations to support the Federal Government's ongoing efforts to tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) menace sweeping across the country. 

This gesture is in addition to the N200 million earlier pledged by the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) to help curb its spread.

The initiative, which is called the Coalition Against Coronavirus (COCAVID), will involve the erection of fully-equipped medical tents to house patients and serve as training, testing, isolation and treatment centers, with an additional facility also provided in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The COCAVID, led by Dangote Industries Limited and Access Bank Group in collaboration with Zenith Bank, GTBank, MTN, ITB and others, is tasked with the responsibility of mobilising the private sector thought leadership and resources; creating public awareness; and directing support to private and public healthcare institutions.

Giving details of the coalition, President of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, explained that “ADF is pulling resources across industries to provide technical and operational support while providing funding and building advocacy through aggressive awareness drives.”

According to him, “the coalition is working with Lagos State Government to erect fully-equipped medical tents that will serve as training, testing, isolation and treatment centers. We are also providing an additional facility in Victoria Island, Lagos.”

He assured that these centers will be fully equipped with medical supplies and trained personnel to cater to patients who may become affected. “In addition, we will be bringing in experts from around the world to provide technical and training support”, he said.

“COVID-19 affects us all and threatens our collective health (economic, social, psychological) and physical wellbeing. Hence, the urgent need to collaborate and work together to beat this common enemy. The task ahead is daunting and bigger than any one organisation. To win this battle, it is critical we all come together as one,” Dangote added.

He disclosed that “work has commenced to ensure these facilities are completed in good time to serve the growing need of the population during this perilous period.”

He also sought government’s support to have private laboratories test alongside government centers to reduce the waiting period for suspected COVID-19 cases. “There are currently five Government laboratories equipped to handle all the testing in Nigeria. However, we have many more quality ones that can do it, but are not yet approved by Government to do so,” he noted.


  1. Good bless them. Together we shall beat this

  2. Nigerians need all the help and support at this moment.

  3. To be candid, we are not handling this Corona virus case very well in Nigeria. Look at Ghana. Ghana is testing all returnees before allowing them to enter the country, by this, 85 people were detected and d market and streets hv been fumigated. South Africa had conducted test on thousands of their population.

    It seems Nigeria is only interested in announcing d number of those infected like election result and create panic.The airport is still opened and people are still coming in.Nigeria govt should please find a way of testing every one, not only IJGB.

  4. Good move Dangote. This is what other big boys are doing abroad. They are sourcing for charity within their own countries.
    Please the following should join him:

    Airtel ( it’s now time to touch lives) not all those things you guys claim to be doing. This is the real deal
    GLO( not to be wearing Ankara and shouting in your adverts)
    Etisalat ( expensive network. Convert that money to facility building)
    Shagaya ( AGIP)
    Dantata ( build one in the north)
    Indimi( sane goes for you)
    Tinubu ( the time to turn some loot to government charity)

    All state governors should turn some of the coveted state funds they were meant to take abroad before this crisis erupted should build at least a facility in all their states. They can build a capacity of 50persons and get ready should we he need arise.

    Afterall this virus was brought in and distributed by the elites in the society.
    If you all had stayed put wherever you all were, we wouldn’t be needing your money.
    Your flights for this period have been cancelled. Turn the flight money to charity.

    Ife nka na ewe m ezigbo iwe now.

  5. This is a good one. God bless you all

  6. Dangote, charity begins from home, what preventive measures have you put in place for your staffs? As we speak now nothing has been put in place in dangote cement company to curb coronavirus, as he forgotten that's where the billions he's spending comes from???

  7. What medical tent.Go to the hospitals and equip them .Dear Mr Dangote we in medical field are not feeling your impact. We ran out of face masks ,no protective gown to use at the hospital. We can't treat cases in a tent.Borrow a coin from your billionaire friend bill gate who contributes immensely towards TB drugs and antiretroviral drugs.can you not build a standard facility at this period. I realise now that being a phillantropist is a calling .

  8. Charity is good and commendable.
    However, Nigeria needs more than charity from private sector and individuals.

    Charity complements standardized infrastructure and emergency measures put in place by any responsible government.

    Federal and State Governments should build 3 mega cities in all 36 States interconnected by railways and with standardized infrastructure to serve a predetermined population per city.

    Lagos is already congested as well as Port Harcourt. Not everyone likes to live in Lagos.

    Open and make fully functional the seaports in Cross-river, Delta and Rivers States.
    Let the revenue from these seaports go to the host States.

    All the looted public funds cannot save the wicked leaders.

    What befalls the poor befalls the rich.



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