Mike Adenuga Foundation (MAF), established by a billionaire, Dr Mike Adenuga Jr., on Monday, March 30, donated N1.5 billion to the Federal Government and Lagos State government to support Nigeria’s fight against the global COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus pandemic.
Mrs Bella Disu, the Executive Vice Chairman of Globacom & the daughter of the billionaire, presented a cheque for N500million to the Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at his office at the State Secretariat, Alausa, on behalf of the Foundation on Monday.
Similarly, a representative of the Foundation presented the cheque for N1billion to the Governor of Central Bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele, in Abuja.
The Apex Bank is coordinating the fundraising by corporate bodies in the country.
The fund is to support the initiatives aimed at combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the foundation, the presentations are being committed for the wellbeing of the entire Nigerian citizens especially at this time when the country is battling the Coronavirus pandemic.
It also commended the government, individuals and organisations for their efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that individuals and corporate organisations had made various donations toward fighting the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Adenuga Jr. is the founder of Nigeria’s second national carrier in the telecommunications industry, Globacom.