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