Ebola: Dangote Foundation donates N150 million for patients’ treatment

Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Group

Nigeria has recorded 10 cases of the deadly disease since its importation by a Liberian American.

The Dangote Foundation on Thursday in Abuja said it donated N150 million to help fund the Ebola Emergency Operation Centre in Lagos State.

The Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Foundation, Adiembong Adaga, said the foundation’s decision was to complement government’s effort towards containing and eradicating the deadly virus in Nigeria.

Commending the foundation’s donation, the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, enjoined well-meaning Nigerians to emulate the goodwill effort. He also said this was a time to show citizens’ solidarity.

Mr. Maku also advised individuals placed under surveillance to obey medical directives by not trying to escape as with the nurse who ran away to Enugu State.

He said this was important because it could save the life of the patient and many others.

Nigeria has recorded 10 cases of Ebola since a Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, imported the disease into the country.
Also, four out of the 10 cases have died including the index case, Mr. Sawyer, while 169 others are under surveillance.

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