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Bill Gates And Aliko Dangote Join Forces To End Polio In Nigeria

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The richest man in Africa  and the wealthiest man from the United States have formed an alliance against polio in Nigeria. This was announced during a ceremony in Kano state, Nigeria.

The four year partnership will see the Bill Gates and Melinda Gates and Dangote Foundations provide funding, equipments and technical support to the Kano State Government to strengthen Polio immunization

 

Eradicating polio “will be kano’s gift to Nigeria,” Jeff Raikes, the head of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said at the ceremony.

Dangote, who is from Kano state, said, “Myself  and Bill Gates met in New York and agreed to partner and intervene in Polio eradication. There is no reason for any one of us not to assist in keeping our people healthy,” said Dangote.

The amounts the two foundations intend to commit in the partnership were not disclosed

 

Credits: Sturvs Nigeria and CP-Africa

 

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2 Comments

  1. ABDULKARIM DAMAGUM YA‘U

    February 28, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    What a wonderful assistance to humanity,may God reward you in abundance.

    I am soliciting for a financial assistance from Mr. Bill gate to enable me study Msc. Biotechnology at Glasgow Caledonian University,Scotland.
    The tuition fee is £12000,and i‘m to commence the programme in Sept. this year.
    In anticipation of your due assistance.

  2. Bashir Yakubu

    July 1, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Widen the fund for not only polio eradication but education.

    Thanks

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