Femi Otedola donates N1B to fight Coronavirus in Nigeria

Nigerian billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, has pledged N1 billion to help in the fight against Coronavirus in Nigeria.

He made the announcement in a post he shared on his Instagram page on Friday afternoon March 27.

His announcement comes shortly after Abdul Samad Rabiu, founder of BUA Group, announced a donation of N1bn cash through the BUA Foundation to fight coronavirus in Nigeria. The industrialist has also placed an order for an additional donation of equipment and medical supplies.

The medical supplies include testing kits and medical protective gear, which will be donated to nine states in the country. Meanwhile, twenty-two-year-old American billionaire and cosmetics mogul Kylie Jenner has donated a huge amount of cash to help combat the coronavirus pandemic in America.

The mother of one is said to have donated N366m to go towards helping health workers treating patients with coronavirus. According to TMZ, the reality TV star’s donations will go into providing thousands of masks, test kits and other protective gear needed by health professionals.

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Otedola’s donation also comes few months after he donated N5 billion to the Save the Children Foundation.