COVID-19 Pandemic: Africa’s richest man, Dangote laments situation, tests negative

COVID-19 Pandemic: Africa’s richest man, Dangote laments situation, tests negative


Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has lamented about the current situation of the global society.

He also disclosed that he took the COVID-19 test and the result came back negative.

The serial entrepreneur and business mogul who took to his handle on the microblogging site, Twitter; to express his thoughts, said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted modern society, affecting our collective health and well-being. As a global citizen and business leader, I took the COVID-19 test and the result came back NEGATIVE. (1/2).”


Dangote, alongside other other top executives in Nigeria have been putting efforts together to tackle the global menace.

Recently, 1st News reported that Aliko Dangote; President, Dangote Industries Ltd., and Herbert Wigwe; Managing Director, Access Bank Group, are spearheading a coalition of private-sector organisations to support governments’ ongoing efforts at tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) menace.


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The industry giants made this known in a statement on Wednesday, March 25 in Lagos.

The gesture, according to the statement; is in addition to the N200 million earlier pledged the Aliko Dangote Foundation pledged to help to curb the spread of the virus.

The initiative, which is called the Coalition Against Coronavirus (COCAVID); will involve the erection of fully-equipped medical tents to house patients and serve as training; testing, isolation and treatment centres, with an additional facility on Victoria Island, Lagos.


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More so, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, March 27; commended the public-spiritedness of some wealthy Nigerians; and also organisations for standing up in the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This was contained in a statement the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina issued.

Buhari thanked members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19; for their contributions in the sum of billions of naira to curb the spread of the disease in Nigeria.

They include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Aliko Dangote among others.

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