Coronavirus: Dangote vows N200m to contain spread in Nigeria


Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has vowed N200 million to help the Federal Government’s exertion at containing the spread of Coronavirus in the nation.

Ms. Zouera Youssoufou, Chief Executive Officer, Aliko Dangote Foundation, in an announcement on Tuesday in Lagos, said the gift was a piece of the Foundation’s cardinal target.

Youssoufou said that the establishment had reserved N124 million to help offices that would help forestall, survey and react to wellbeing occasions at Points of Entry to guarantee National Health Security.

As indicated by her, different regions the establishment is supporting incorporate observation and the study of disease transmission, where offices worth N36 million will be given by the establishment to help the administration’s exertion.

She said that the establishment would likewise give N48 million for case the board and preparing of wellbeing laborers.

Youssoufou reviewed that the Aliko Dangote Foundation submitted about N1 billion to the battle against Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Africa.

She said that the establishment bolstered the Nigerian government’s Ebola control endeavors through ventures that constructed flexibility and fortified Nigeria’s wellbeing framework in a way expected to suffer past the Ebola emergency.

As indicated by her, the establishment during the Ebola emergency upheld the legislature through arrangement of subsidizing for the foundation of the National Ebola Emergency Operations Center (EEOC) in Yaba, Lagos.

She said that the establishment gave 12 units of Thermal Cameras over Nigeria’s International Airports with preparing for 160 staff of the Federal Ministry of Health, Port Health Services, on utilizing cameras.

Youssoufou included that the establishment gave World Health Organization confirmed Personal Protective Equipment against Ebola, and furthermore gave 3,000,000 dollars to help Africa Union’s mediation against Ebola in West Africa.

As indicated by her, total coordinations support for the returnee chips in on Ebola intercession across nations desolated by Ebola was given by the establishment. Additionally Speaking, Ms. Kathleen Whimp, World Bank, Operations Manager, distinguished four topical territories to handling the spread of COVID-19.

Whimp said the zones are; ordinary correspondence with people in general, contact following, preparing of volunteers and universal co-tasks. Remarking, Dr. John Oladejo, Director, Health Emergency Preparedness and Response, Nigeria Center for Disease Control, said there existed difficulties in fighting the flare-up.

“Insufficient seclusion places, contact following, preparing of volunteers, universal collaboration, counterfeit news, and frenzy, were a portion of the difficulties confronting COVID-19 episode in the nation,” he said. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that COVID-19 was first detailed in Wuhan China on Dec. 31, 2019, and had since spread to 64 different nations.

Nigeria on Feb. 28 affirmed its first instance of COVID-19, making it the third African nation to affirm the infection. The infection was brought into the nation by an Italian resident who entered Nigeria on Feb. 25 from Milan, Italy for a concise business visit. The list case was affirmed on Feb. 27 and is by and by being overseen at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos.

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