Dangote And Others Set Up Coalition To Fight Against Coronavirus - Focus News


Thursday, 26 March 2020

Dangote And Others Set Up Coalition To Fight Against Coronavirus

Aliko Dangote 

The Organised Private Sector,  OPS has set up a coalition to support the Federal Government's fight against the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which aggressively spreading across the nation. 

This coalition which is called Coalition Against Coronavirus, COCAVID are led by Aliko Dangote and Herbert Wigwe planned to erect a fully-equipped medical tents to house patients and serve as training, testing, isolation and treatment centres, 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.

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

While giving more details about the plan of the coalition, President of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, said: “ADF is pulling resources across industries to provide technical and operational support while providing funding and building advocacy through aggressive awareness drives.

“The coalition is working with Lagos State government to erect fully-equipped medical tents that will serve as training, testing, isolation and treatment centres. We are also providing an additional facility in Victoria Island, Lagos, he added. 

He assured that these centres will be fully equipped with medical supplies and trained personnel to cater for patients who may become affected.

He said: “In addition, we will be bringing in experts from around the world to provide technical and training support.

“COVID-19 affects us all and threatens our collective health (economic, social, psychological) and physical well-being. 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.”

Source: Vanguard 

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