The Founder of the BUA Group, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, has announced additional N3.3billion grant to Kano, Lagos states and the presidential task force on COVID-19.
The donation from the BUA Foundation is in addition to BUA’s earlier contributions to the private sector-led CACOVID coalition and donations to other states.
Announcing this in a statement on Sunday, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu said Kano, which had seen a spike in the number of cases lately, including hundreds of unexplained deaths, would get N2billion, while Lagos which had the highest number of confirmed cases in Nigeria would get N1 billion.
He said the sum of N300million would go to the Presidential Taskforce to assist with logistical operational activities of the task force.
Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu said the N3.3 billion grant which he was committing through the BUA Foundation would be managed by a working group made up of the presidential taskforce, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other stakeholders in equipping two existing permanent facilities in Kano and Lagos States, which he described as the two epicentres of the virus in Nigeria.