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Ebola: Aliko Dangote Donates N150 Million To Combat Outbreak in Nigeria

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The Dangote Group, the company owned by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has donated N150 million to halt the spread of Ebola in Nigeria.

The Federal Government confirmed the report.

Nigeria confirmed 11 cases of the lethal hemorrhagic fever on Thursday.

The N152, 956,250.00 from the Dangote Foundation will be used for the establishment of a National Ebola Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at Yaba, Lagos.

18 Comments

  1. Leah

    August 14, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Forgive my ignorance and you all can definitely set me straight on this one. Good on him, even though he has exclusive rights to import and distribute everything in Nigeria. There is always news of this man “donating millions” but somehow I always miss the part where the money is actually being put to use or the result/achievement of all that money. How about the ones he allegedly donated in the past?

  2. Tony

    August 14, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Money is talking…. Please Papa ensure that there are mechanisms to ensure that this donation serves its purpose oh. We do not want people purchasing news jeeps and villas and spending lengthy vacations in Dubai and the Caymans out of money that is meant to help curb such evil.

    1.9 approved by Jona is being used to build Caraboat houses covered with white bed sheet (isolation mortuary).

  3. Tosin

    August 14, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    mahh mann!
    I want to be a giver. Amen.

  4. TrueTalk

    August 14, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    May God direct that money to the right hands that will save us all, in Jesus name.

  5. Authentic Sunshine

    August 14, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    God bless U Aliko Dangote. U hear me !!!!!!! And Your family !!!!! And Your Children’s Children’s Children. There is charity and there is passionate charity. Please our dear rulers, do something. This is no joke oh………..when I see pictures of dead bodies dragged out on the streets of Liberia and S/ Leone, I shudder with fear and goose bumps erupt. We have intelligent biochemists in Nigeria, please put them to good use in addition to whatever you ‘re discussing with America. I have never been this scared in my life.

  6. benny

    August 14, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    mehnnnnnnnnn… this is a business man… a thorough business business man. i am sooooo impressed. this man has just made a major investment into his business and it is going to pay in all areas.
    1) if Ebola spreads, he will be among the worst hit because his business caters to the everyday Nigerian. almost every sphere of our lives is touched by a dangote product. if we are ill and the entire nation is on emergency lockdown, his companies will suffer
    2) if like liberia we have to shut down including import and export due to this menace, our economy will take a blow. guess who is king in import and export.
    3) having sworn off dangote products labelling him a ruthless business man, i will resume using his products because of this. i am sure many others will religiously turn to dangote products in an act of “grateful consumerism”.
    4) consider how much he will lose if his workers dont resume work for a week (if this menace grows, it can get to that).

    it is also imperative to note the quickness with which he has responded to this scourge and his reluctance to address the northern terrorism issue. it should tell you what is indeed a threat and what is politics. ebola is a threat; not man made and definitely not a political tool. do your maths. dangote is no fool.

    that said, i do believe that the fear of ebola spreading trumps the need to steal money for quick wealth. i assure you that the person u are afraid will divert the money into his personal account must have had his bath (or his wife and kids at least). we all want this to go away. i believe we will get this right.

  7. Wale

    August 14, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    We know half of this money and the new N65 central bank ATM fees are to fortify Johnathan’s campaign coffers. So I am not impressed. Too little to late. Now, if he had donated that money two years ago and a state-of-the-art general/national hospital had been built, staffed functioning to international standard, then I would have shown some appreciation. After all, these largesse was only made possible because he built his wealth on the back of disenfranchised Nigerians as he continues to get the support of the big 3 generals in the country – Yes, the all mighty Cartel!!!!

  8. Dear health officials, now is not d tym 4 embezzlement.

  9. cynthia

    August 14, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    God bless u sir, my Nigerians in power please don’t use this money to enrich yourselves o. please spend in on ebola vaccines o. $150 million is a lot of money o

  10. mercii

    August 14, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Our corrupt leaders please put this money to good use! Break down the isolation centre and build a befitting one with proper amenities and tight security.
    Provide hand santizers, hand wash and other protective gagdets.
    Separate primary contacts from secondary contacts . Please O

  11. Chika Akua

    August 14, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    It is best he donates some money to help combat the spread of the disease before it gets out of hand because when it does, the all the monies will not be useful because of the out of the disease. Others should follow his example. God bless you sir.

  12. so diva

    August 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Dear BN it is naira not dollars. Confirm before reporting

  13. nna

    August 15, 2014 at 3:49 am

    Whoever eats this money, may Ebola visit him or her. Bella if u like cancel my comment.

  14. Author Unknown

    August 15, 2014 at 3:55 am

    This is the problem with Nigerians. See you people in awe of his donation. Do you realise with all of Africa’s money, and no western research on the virus, Ebola could easily wipe us out, including Dangote himself? Donating money is good, but it’s better put towards encouraging medical research, not as a fire brigade option. That we all could benefit from.

  15. Tek George

    August 15, 2014 at 6:04 am

    No no no no guys are getting it wrong. It is 1 million DOLLARS (i.e 150 Million Naira) and NOT 150 Million Dollars.

  16. zag win

    August 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Thank you Sir, God bless you.

  17. kamson

    August 18, 2014 at 9:07 am

    This is great, albeit, it is a good strategy of entrepreneurship, but in the other hand, I consider him humane, we have Otedola, we have Adenuga and other great entrepreneur, have they actually donated Nigerian old notes? hell no. They also reap here in Nigeria, but they rather spend on trivialities.
    Dangote, we are so much proud of your generous act, I always see you participate in all good things concerning our great nation, and we hope to see other good Nigerians rise to the top like you in other to take the nation to a greater height.
    You are a significant personality in Nigeria. God bless you, God bless Nigeria.

  18. Henry

    September 11, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    “good work, I’ve learnt from u. So I will start by donating the sum of prayers first… Cause I love my country… Nigeria.

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