Following the debunking of a viral list purportedly signed by the Ministry of Finance, of wealthy members of the society who have made donations towards containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, billionaire business man, Femi Otedola has now released the authentic list of donors numbering 37; nine individuals, 25 corporate organisations.
The list which contains names of wealthy members of the society such as Femi Otedola himself, Tony Elumelu, Aliko Dangote, Segun Agbaje, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Herbert Wigwe, Deji Adeleke, Oba Otudeko, Jim Ovia, also contains names of corporate organisations like Union Bank, Sterling Bank, Wema Bank etc.
The monetary contributions from these individuals and organisations is being handled by the Central Bank of Nigeria where the account is domiciled. The CBN had initaited the plan to raise about N120bn to be called COVID-19 relief fund. While the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele was to co ordinate contributions from banks, Aliko Dangote was tasked with the duty of co ordinating contributions from the private sector.