As the cases of confirmed coronavirus cases rise everyday, more action is needed to help fight and contain the spread. This means more testing kits, more isolation centres, better logistics with regards to contact tracing, among others. While the government, particularly the Lagos State government is putting valiant effort, several corporate organisations have also joined the fight with donations of all kinds. These donations have come in form of cash, infrastructure, services etc.
Below are some of the corporate organisations that have supported the fight against coronavirus.
UBA – ₦5 billion to provide beds for isolation centers, intensive care unit facilities and direct access to medical advice to up to 450,000 citizens every day
MTN – 300 free sms, 1,200 SIMs preloaded with ₦100,000 airtime and 3GB free data per month for 6 months.
Airtel – Announced free sms for customers.
Ford Foundation – Donated vehicles to the Lagos State, to aid COVID-19 contact tracing.
HotelsNG – In collaboration with a couple of hotels, donated bed space for isolation purposes.
BUA Group – Donated ₦1 billion to the COVID-19 relief fund
DSTVng – Pledged to donate ₦1.2 billion to the fight against COVID-19
GTBank – Built an isolation centre with over 100 beds
Atlas Mara/ Union Bank/ 54gene – Launched a $500,000 fund to boost local testing capacity for coronavirus
NNPC – Announced a donation of $30 million from the oil industry to support the fight against the virus.
Famfa Oil – ₦1 billion
Keystone – ₦1 billion towards facilitating Nigeria’s fight against COVID-19.
Union Bank – Donated ₦300 million so far as part of its multi-pronged approach to tackle the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
Access Bank – Teamed up with billionaire Aliko Dangote to provide treatment and isolation centers with over 1,000 beds across the country.
God is good Motors – Announced the donation of buses to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to aid aid operations.