Philanthropist and Chairman of UBA Group Tony Elumelu has donated $500,000 to the victims of the Sierra Leonean mudslide.
The banker made the donation to the Sierra Leonean President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday after his visit to the country with former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
The two had visited Connaught Hospital, where some of the survivors are camped, along with President Koroma.
Elumelu called the attention of the global community to the humanitarian disaster that has happened in Sierra Leone.
He also called on the general public to help in whatever way they can, saying:
All lives whether on the African continent or elsewhere are the same and should attract the same media attention & human sympathy.
“And we will not at this time of dire need, leave our brothers & sisters in Sierra Leone behind,” he said.
Nigeria had earlier donated $1m to Sierra Leone to help alleviate the suffering of the mudslide victims.
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See photos of Tony Elumelu and Olusegun Obasanjo’s visit below:
Photo Credit: Tony Elumelu