As the number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 continue to rise in Nigeria, Multichoice Nigeria is joining the growing list of companies and non-governmental organizations who have come out to pledge their support to the federal and state governments’ efforts to eradicate the virus which has held the world hostage for weeks now.
The leading entertainment and media company has announced that it is donating the sum of 50 Million Naira to the Lagos State Government to aid its fight against the pandemic.
In a statement released to the press today, the company’s chairman, Mr Adewunmi Ogunsanya (SAN) said Multichoice Nigeria is “contributing N250 million to the Federal and Lagos State Governments’ efforts in providing adequate healthcare delivery facilities to fight Covid-19. We are doing this because we recognize the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has on Nigerians and the economy. We hope our contributions to NCDC, the Federal and State Governments, alongside other donations, will go a long way towards effective management of the outbreak.”
In addition to this, the company is also donating 10,000 certified test kits to the NCDC and Federal Ministry of Health. It’s other contributions to the fight against the pandemic include Public Service Announcement Covid-19 prevention tips in English, Pidgin, Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa languages as well as approved inventory worth over N550m highlighting the NCDC’s Covid-19 Helplines and PSAs on more than 10 channels across DStv and GOtv.
The company will also cover the remuneration for engaged creative industry professionals whose productions have been disrupted, with a committed sum of up to N400m.
Since the first confirmed case of coronavirus in Nigeria back in March, the NCDC has reported a total number of 151 confirmed cases, 9 discharged patients and 2 fatalities, with a majority of the cases in Lagos State.
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