CACOVID Relief Fund: CBN announces N19.4bn

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The Nigeria Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has so far realised N19.4 billion to help fight COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Bank of Nigeria disclosed.

Mr Isaac Okorafor, director of communications at CBN stated this in a release on Friday, while giving update on the contributions.

Okorafor stated that Wacot Rice Limited, Tolaram Africa Enterprises and Bank of Industry made donations of N500 miillion each.

He said former vice president, Atiku Abubakar among other donors gave N50 million to the relief fund.

CBN and Aliko Dangote have given the highest contribution of N2 billion naira each.

Abdul Samad Rabiu (BUA Sugar Refinery), Segun Agbaje (GTB), Tony Elumelu (UBA), Oba Otudeko (First Bank), Jim Ovia (Zenith Bank), Herbert Wigwe (Access Bank) and Femi Otedola of Amperion Power Distribution donated N1 billion naira each to the relief fund and Deji Adeleke of Pacific Holding Ltd made N500 million donation.

It also reports that Union Bank Plc, Sterling Bank Plc, Standard Chartered Bank, Stanbic IBTC, Citi Bank Nigeria Ltd, FCMB, Fidelity Bank, ECOBank, African Steel Mills donated N250 million each and Multichoice Nigeria Limited contributed N200 million among others.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday reported that 26 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the country.

The NCDC also said that till date, 210 cases have been confirmed, 25 cases have been discharged and four deaths from COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria

The centre said of the 26 new cases confirmed on April 3, Lagos recorded 11, Osun eight, FCT and Edo three, and Ondo one. (NAN)

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