The task force which is called –private sector coalition against covid 19-(cacovid) is just a humble way of saying Nigerian’s billionaires club against covid19.
When the committee includes people like Aliko dangote, Herbert Wigwe, Jim Ovia, Tony Elumelu, Segun Agbaje, Abdulsamad Rabiu and Femi Otedola what do you expect? its billionaire’s club aganist covid19
The richest men in Nigeria has previously made donations to the Federal government worth billions of Naira, but this was highly criticized because corruption among governmental officials means the money may not get to people that really need it.
But with this new initiative (Cacovid) they are not just donating, they are throwing their weight behind their money and promising full transparency as expenses will be published on their website
They are working in partnership the Federal Government, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and the World Health Organisation and in such a short time their achievements have been quite commendable.
Isolation centers built and equipped so far
We have started with Lagos (1,000 beds), Kano (500 beds), Rivers (210 beds), Abuja (200 beds), Enugu (200 beds) and Borno (200 beds).
They are overseeing the distribution of food to 774 local government areas in the country- managed by Dangote’s distribution team
They sharing vital communication in many languages – including pigin English and Yoruba
Full list of billionaire donors that have actually relieved their pledges
I had previously condemned the donations as lip service to a government that favors them, But their personal involvement is completely commendable. Its one of those rare moments when I smile proudly at Nigeria.