The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has invited over 142 organisations and individuals to join other private sector contributors to the COVID-19 relief fund. The fund is being used in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
In a statement, CBN Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, said Nigeria needs more contributors to the relief fund.
The list of companies and individuals invited include Mauricio Alarcon of Nestle Nigeria Plc; Ben Langat of Frieslandcampina Wamco Nigeria Plc, Anders Einarsson of Promasidor Nigeria Limited; Narayan Agarwal of De-United Foods Industries Limited and Folasope Aiyesimoju of UACN Group.
Others are Christos Giannopoulos of PZ Cussons; Austin Avuru of Seplat Exploration Development Company; Baker Magunda of Guinness Nigeria Plc.
“We appeal to all those individuals and companies whose names appear above (as well as those whose names do not appear here) to join the national fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and provide whatever support they can to the Nigeria Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) Relief Fund.”
Okorafor said the initial list of 37 donors grew to 47 as at the last count and stands at 50, with the likes of Chief Mike Adenuga, Raj Gupta of African Steel Mills Nigeria Limited, Modupe and Mrs Folorunsho Alakija of Famfa Oil Limited and the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) donating N1 billion each to the Relief Fund.