The sum of N25.8 billion has so far been donated by 107 Nigerian companies and notable individuals, as relief fund to combat Coronavirus in the country. This is according to information obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The big donors: Among the biggest donors so far are the CBN and Alhaji Aliko Dangote, both of whom contributed N2 billion each. Other notable companies and prominent billionaires also donated N1 billion each, including Tony Elumelu, Modupe & Folorunsho Alakija, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Segun Agbaje, Herbert Wigwe, Oba Otedeko, Femi Otedola, Mike Adenuga, Jim Ovia, Raj Gupta, John Coumantatous, MTN Nigeria, and the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC.
You may view the full list below.
|1||CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA||CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA||2,000,000,000.00|
|2||ALIKO DANGOTE||DANGOTE INDUSTRIES LIMITED||2,000,000,000.00|
|3||FLOOD RELIEF FUND||FLOOD RELIEF FUND||1,500,000,000.00|
|4||ABDULSAMAD RABIU||BUA SUGAR REFINERY LIMITED||1,000,000,000.00|
|5||SEGUN AGABJE||GUARANTY TRUST BANK||1,000,000,000.00|
|6||TONY ELUMELU||UNITED BANK OF AFRICA||1,000,000,000.00|
|7||OBA OTEDEKO||FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA||1,000,000,000.00|
|8||JIM OVIA||ZENITH BANK||1,000,000,000.00|
|9||MODUPE & FOLORUNSHO ALAKIJA||FAMFA OIL LIMITED||1,000,000,000.00|
|10||NDIC||NIGERIA DEPOSIT INSURANCE COPORATION||1,000,000,000.00|
|11||HERBERT WIGWE||ACCESS BANK PLC||1,000,000,000.00|
|13||FEMI OTEDOLA||AMPERION POWER DISTRIBUTION LTD||1,000,000,000.00|
|14||RAJ GUPTA||AFRICAN STEEL MILLS NIG. LIMITED||1,000,000,000.00|
|15||MTN NIGERIA PLC||MTN NIGERIA PLC||1,000,000,000.00|
|16||JOHN COUMANTATOUS||FLOUR MILLS OF NIG LTD||1,000,000,000.00|
|17||DEJI ADELEKE||PACIFIC HOLDING LTD||500,000,000.00|
|18||FRIESLAND CAMPINA WAMCO||FRIESLAND CAMPINA WAMCO||500,000,000.00|
|19||BANK OF INDUSTRY||BANK OF INDUSTRY||500,000,000.00|
|20||TOLARAM AFRICA ENTERPRISE LTD||TOLARAM AFRICA ENTERPRISE LTD||500,000,000.00|
|21||RAHUL SAVARA||WACOT RICE LTD||500,000,000.00|
|22||UNION BANK PLC||UNION BANK PLC||250,000,000.00|
|23||STERLING BANK PLC||STERLING BANK PLC||250,000,000.00|
|24||STANDARD CHARTERED BANK||STANDARD CHARTERED BANK||250,000,000.00|
|25||STANBIC IBTC||STANBIC IBTC||250,000,000.00|
|26||CITIBANK NIGERIA LTD||CITIBANK NIGERIA LTD||250,000,000.00|
|28||FIDELITY BANK||FIDELITY BANK||250,000,000.00|
|29||ECOBANK PLC||ECOBANK PLC||250,000,000.00|
|30||AFRICA FINANCE CORPORATION||AFRICA FINANCE CORPORATION||250,000,000.00|
|31||MULTICHOICE NIGERIA LIMITED||MULTICHOICE NIGERIA LIMITED||200,000,000.00|
|32||APM TERMINALS APAPA LIMITED||APM TERMINALS APAPA LIMITED||150,000,000.00|
|34||FBN MERCHANT BANK||FBN MERCHANT BANK||100,000,000.00|
|35||RAND MERCHANT BANK||RAND MERCHANT BANK||100,000,000.00|
|36||CORONATION MERCHANT BANK||CORONATION MERCHANT BANK||100,000,000.00|
|37||SUNTRUST BANK||SUNTRUST BANK||100,000,000.00|
|38||PROVIDUS BANK||PROVIDUS BANK||100,000,000.00|
|39||WEMA BANK||WEMA BANK||100,000,000.00|
|40||UNITY BANK||UNITY BANK||100,000,000.00|
|41||HERITAGE BANK||HERITAGE BANK||100,000,000.00|
|42||NOVA MERCHANT BANK||NOVA MERCHANT BANK||100,000,000.00|
|43||POLARIS BANK||POLARIS BANK||100,000,000.00|
|44||KEYSTONE BANK||KEYSTONE BANK||100,000,000.00|
|45||KC GAMING NETWORKS LTD||KC GAMING NETWORKS LTD||100,000,000.00|
|46||PORTS AND TERMINAL MULTI SERV LTD||PORTS AND TERMINAL MULTI SERV LTD||100,000,000.00|
|47||PORTS AND CARGO HANDLING SERV||PORTS AND CARGO HANDLING SERV||75,000,000.00|
|48||FIVE STAR LOGISTICS LIMITED||FIVE STAR LOGISTICS LIMITED||75,000,000.00|
|49||ENL CONSORTIUM||ENL CONSORTIUM||70,000,000.00|
|50||JOSEPDAM PORTS SERVICES NIG||JOSEPDAM PORTS SERVICES NIG||60,000,000.00|
|51||SYSTEMSPECS LIMITED||SYSTEMSPECS LIMITED||50,000,161.25|
|52||GLOBUS BANK||GLOBUS BANK||50,000,000.00|
|53||TITAN TRUST BANK||TITAN TRUST BANK||50,000,000.00|
|54||TAKAGRO CHEMICALS LTD||TAKAGRO CHEMICALS LTD||50,000,000.00|
|55||ATIKU ABUBAKAR||ADAMA BEVERAGES LTD||50,000,000.00|
|56||WA CONTAINERS TERMINAL||WA CONTAINERS TERMINAL||50,000,000.00|
|57||PORTS AND TERMINAL||PORTS AND TERMINAL||50,000,000.00|
|58||PASTOR W.F KUMUYI||DEEPER CHRISTIAN LIFE MINISTRY||50,000,000.00|
|59||KAM WIRE LIMITED||KAM WIRE LIMITED||30,000,000.00|
|60||DE DAMAK NIG LTD AUTOMOBILE||DE DAMAK NIG LTD AUTOMOBILE||25,000,000.00|
|61||AHMADU MAHMOUD||AHMADU MAHMOUD||20,000,000.00|
|63||ADRON HOMES PROPERTIES LTD||ADRON HOMES PROPERTIES LTD||20,000,000.00|
|64||EKEOMA EME EKEOMA||EKEOMA EME EKEOMA||10,000,000.00|
|65||LADOL LOGISTICS LIMITED||LADOL LOGISTICS LIMITED||10,000,000.00|
|66||GREENWICH TRUST LIMITED||GREENWICH TRUST LIMITED||10,000,000.00|
|67||SIL CHEMICALS LIMITED||SIL CHEMICALS LIMITED||10,000,000.00|
|68||ECN TERMINAL||ECN TERMINAL||10,000,000.00|
|69||APAPA BULK TERMINAL||APAPA BULK TERMINAL||10,000,000.00|
|70||COWRY ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED||COWRY ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED||9,999,838.75|
|71||MRS. ETU FOUNDATION||HANDY CAPITAL LTD||5,000,000.00|
|72||MECURE INDUSTRIES||MECURE INDUSTRIES||5,000,000.00|
|73||COMET SHIPPING AGENCIES NIGERIA||COMET SHIPPING AGENCIES NIGERIA||5,000,000.00|
|74||JUBALI BROTHERS LIMITED||JUBALI BROTHERS LIMITED||4,000,000.00|
|75||ADG INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES LTD||ADG INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES LTD||2,500,000.00|
|76||OCEAN LORDS LIMITED||OCEAN LORDS LIMITED||2,000,000.00|
|77||NORRENBERGER INVESTMENT LIMITED||NORRENBERGER INVESTMENT LIMITED||2,000,000.00|
|78||PROSHARENA LIMITED||PROSHARENA LIMITED||1,000,000.00|
|79||FEW CHORE FINANCE COMPANY LIMITED||FEW CHORE FINANCE COMPANY LIMITED||1,000,000.00|
|80||TARABAROZ FISHERIES LIMITED||TARABAROZ FISHERIES LIMITED||594,451.25|
|81||ABAYOMI FOLORUNSHO||ABAYOMI FOLORUNSHO||500,000.00|
|82||KANAKALA LAKSHPATHI NAIDU||NANDU KANAKALA||100,698.75|
|83||USMAN AHMED||USMAN AHMED||50,000.00|
|84||MANJI TABWAHAT LONGMUT||MANJI TABWAHAT LONGMUT||10,000.00|
|85||JAYAKUMAR SELVAM||JAYAKUMAR SELVAM||10,000.00|
|86||ANYAEHIE STANISLAUS IKECHUKWU||ANYAEHIE STANISLAUS IKECHUKWU||10,000.00|
|87||FREDERICK KIGHA||FREDERICK KIGHA||10,000.00|
|88||MR & MRS OJO EDWARD OLUWAJOBA||MR & MRS OJO EDWARD OLUWAJOBA||3,000.00|
|89||HAMZA MUHAMMAD KAMILA||HAMZA MUHAMMAD KAMBA||2,000.00|
|90||KAMALU AMINU||KAMALU AMINU||1,000.00|
|92||MOHAMMED GHALI MUHAMMED||MOHAMMED GHALI MUHAMMED||200|
|93||ADAMU YUSUF||ADAMU YUSUF||100|
|94||UCHENDU COLLINS||UCHENDU COLLINS||100|
|95||BASHIR AUWAL||BASHIR AUWAL||60|
|96||BILAL ABDULSALAM||BILAL ABDULSALAM||50|
|97||UMAR NAFIU USMAN||UMAR NAFIU USMAN||50|
|98||SANI ALTO ISAH||SANI ALTO ISAH||20|
|99||BASHIR SULAIMAN||BASHIR SULAIMAN||20|
|100||ABUBAKAR SHEHU||ABUBAKAR SHEHU||10|
|101||SANNI ZAKARIYYA||SANNI ZAKARIYYA||10|
|102||IBRAHIM MOHD BELLO||IBRAHIM MOHD BELLO||8|
|103||UDRIS MUHAMMAD||UDRIS MUHAMMAD||5|
|104||ALHAJI MALLAM MUSA||ALHAJI MALLAM MUSA||5|
|105||ABUBAKAR ISMAIL ABUBAKAR||ABUBAKAR ISMAIL ABUBAKAR||2|
|106||BELLO SHUAIBU||BELLO SHUAIBU||1|
Nigeria’s border reopening will not impact profitability in 2021 – Flour Mills GMD
Flour Mills Nigeria Plc has stated that the recent reopening of the nation’s land borders will not affect the profitability of the company.
Mr. Omoboyede Olusanya, the Group Managing Director of Flour Mills Nigeria Plc has disclosed that the recent reopening of the nation’s land borders will not adversely impact the performance and profitability of the company in 2021 and beyond.
He added that FMN will continue to leverage brand loyalty, product standardization and innovation, as well as improved cost efficiency to increase profitability in 2021.
This statement was made by the Olusanya during the company’s 9M’20/21 Investor Webinar which held virtually on January 26, 2020.
According to the statement made by Mr. Olusanya at the virtual meeting, the reopening of the nation’s land border will not affect the company’s sales and revenue, as Flour Mills Nigeria is focused on increasing operational efficiency with accelerated plans for cost optimizations across the group to ensure competitive product offerings and profitability in the new operating environment, occasioned by the border reopening.
He revealed that the company will continue to invest in local content development, production capacity and aggregation to strengthen product innovation and product standardization in a bid to foster brand loyalty.
In line with this, Flour Mills Nigeria has invested heavily to upscale its Regional Distribution Centers (RDCs), in order to gain direct access to consumer market segments across the country, and expand consumer reach with the road to market initiatives and product offerings across the group, especially in the B2C segment.
Olusanya revealed that the group has successfully opened new regional distribution centers (RDCs) in Kano, Magboro and Abuja targeting the new fast-growing B2C product categories (fats, sugar and garri).
He added that the FMN Group among other strategic investments made, has invested in trucks to support the RDCs, animal feeds and starch value chains; as well as sales force automation platforms to ensure high-quality processes and services.
He concluded that the activities of the company will be complemented by the efforts of the nation’s border security, as these agents would ensure that the borders do not become porous, and would help to curtail markets from being proliferated by imported items.
What you should know
- Recall that Nairametrics reported that Flour Mills Nigeria Plc declared a profit of N5.65 billion in the third quarter ended, 31st December 2020.
- The report revealed that the profit which Flour Mills made in the third quarter of its accounting year 2020/2021 rose by a whopping 150.36% when compared to the profit it made in the corresponding period of 2019.
- It is important to note that the impressive performance of the company was driven by the agro-allied segment. The Agro-Allied segment benefited immensely from the August 2019 border closure, as the profit from this segment improved by 15,268%.
South African President appeals to wealthy countries not to hoard COVID-19 vaccines
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the world’s wealthiest countries to stop “hoarding” vaccines.
The South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa has urged the world’s wealthiest countries to stop “hoarding” vaccines and called for an end to “vaccine nationalism.”
He made this call at the World Economic Forum’s virtual Davos Agenda event, where he clearly cautioned that some countries had ordered more supplies of vaccines than they needed, and that this was counterproductive to the global recovery effort.
According to him,
- “Ending the pandemic worldwide will require greater collaboration on the rollout of vaccines, ensuring that no country is left behind in this effort”
- “The rich countries of the world went out and acquired large doses of vaccines from the developers and manufacturers of these vaccines, and some countries have even gone beyond and acquired up to four times what their populations need”
- “That was aimed at hoarding these vaccines and now this is being done to the exclusion of other countries in the world that most need this”
What they are saying
According to Africa CDC Director, John Nkengasong, the African continent is quite facing a “very aggressive second wave” of the pandemic, with mortality increasing on average 18% across the 55 African member states last week.
“We as a continent must recognize that vaccines will not be here when we want them, but as such we need to really focus on the public health measures that we know work”
He however praised the progress of the African Vaccine Acquisition Task (AVAT) Team, which he said was created when AU nations realized “how the world’s richest countries are behaving.”
What you should know
- South Africa is the country, worst hit by Covid-19 on the continent.
- As at date, the country had recorded more than 1.4 million cases with 41,117 deaths.
- The African Vaccine Acquisition Task (AVAT) Team has secured a provisional 270 million doses for AU member states directly, in addition to the 600 million expected from the World Health Organization’s COVAX initiative.
IMF optimistic about global economy but warns new Covid variants could affect recovery
IMF is quite optimistic about the fortune of the global economy but expressed fear that the new Covid variant could derail economic recovery.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed optimism about the global economy but warns that the new COVID 19 variant could affect the global economic growth, according to its latest World Economic Outlook.
According to the report, “the institution now expects the global economy to grow 5.5% this year — a 0.3 percentage point increase from October’s forecasts. It sees global GDP (gross domestic product) expanding by 4.2% in 2022”.
According to its Chief Economist, Gita Gopinath:
- “Much now depends on the outcome of this race between a mutating virus and vaccines to end the pandemic, and on the ability of policies to provide effective support until that happens.
- “There remains tremendous uncertainty and prospects vary greatly across countries.
- “China returned to its pre-pandemic projected level in the fourth quarter of 2020, ahead of all large economies. The United States is projected to surpass its pre-Covid levels this year, well ahead of the euro area.
- “Policy actions should ensure effective support until the recovery is firmly underway, with an emphasis on advancing key imperatives of raising potential output, ensuring participatory growth that benefits all, and accelerating the transition to lower carbon dependence.”
What you should know
- There has been a surge in the number of reported cases of the new variant Covid-19 infections and deaths over the past few months.
- The new variant has been described as being more infectious and potentially deadlier than the original strain.
- The IMF had cut its GDP forecasts for the euro zone this year by 1%.
- It is being projected that the 19-member region, which has been severely hit by the pandemic, would grow by 4.2% this year.
- Germany, France, Italy and Spain — the four largest economies in the euro zone — also saw their growth expectations cut for 2021.
- Economic activity in the region slowed in the final quarter of 2020 and this is expected to continue into the first part of 2021. The IMF does not expect the euro area economy to return to end-of-2019 levels before the end of 2022.
- IMF revised its GDP forecast upward by 2% points on the back of a strong momentum in the second part of 2020 and additional fiscal support, with GDP expected to grow to 5.1% this year.