related COVID-19: Nigerians react as Emeka Offor donates medical equipment to hospitals in Nigeria, other African countries

COVID-19: Nigerians react as Emeka Offor donates medical equipment to hospitals in Nigeria, other African countries

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Sir Emeka Offor has made donation of Medical Equipment, Books said to be worth $30 million to Hospitals, Academic Institutions in Nigeria and 18 Other African Countries following the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID- 19) that is at the moment, ravaging the world.

The business Mogul and Philanthropist made the donation through his Foundation, Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, SEOF.




In statement signed Friday in Abuja by his Chief of Staff, AIG Chris Ezike, retd, he disclosed that the first phase of books are being distributed to 80 (eighty) Universities, 22 (twenty two) Polytechnics, 37 (thirty seven) Colleges of Education, 7 (seven) Public Libraries (one from each of the 6 (six) Geo-political zones including FCT), 180 (one hundred and eighty) Primary and Secondary Schools each Nationwide, just as he stressed that they have all received their support materials.

According to him, over 14 containers of consumable and medical equipment have been distributed, with each of the institutions receiving one 40 feet container each.

The statement read, “In line with Sir Emeka Offor’s initiative geared towards supporting the efforts of the Federal Government in the provision of quality healthcare service and education to the citizens, his foundation – Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF), has donated educational materials and healthcare facilities worth millions of dollars to hospitals and academic institutions across Nigeria and 18 other African countries.

“As the first phase of books are being distributed, 80 (eighty) Universities, 22 (twenty two) Polytechnics, 37 (thirty seven) Colleges of Education, 7 (seven) Public Libraries (one from each of the 6 (six) Geo-political zones including FCT), 180 (one hundred and eighty) Primary and Secondary Schools each Nationwide have received their support materials.

Ezike also listed 14 hospitals and medical institutions spread across the country that have received one container each of consumable and medical equipment to include National Orthopedic Hospital Enugu; Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Teaching Hospital Awka, Anambra state; Police Hospital, Abuja;
University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Borno state; General Hospital Daura, Katsina state; Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state; Federal Medical Centre, Katsina, Katsina State and Gombe State Specialist Hospital,Gombe.

Other benefitting hospitals and institutions are Kebbi State Medical Centre, Kalgo, Kebbi State; Nigeria Police Force; Nigeria Army; Ogun State Hospital, Ilaro, Ogun State;
Central Hospital, Benin City, Edo State; General Hospital, Oraifite, Anambra State and one container reserved for Emergency Deployment.

See some photos of the items.



Some Nigerians have taken to Twitter to commend the billionaire, urging other wealthy citizens to do same, not announcing cash donations - which some people have described as "audio money" - or that cash gets into wrong hands.

See some reactions below.



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