Billionaire business mogul, Mr. Femi Otedola has donated a sum of N5 billion to his daughter’s foundation set up to save the children against acute malnutrition in the Northeastern part of Nigeria.
He made the donation on Sunday at DJ Cuppy Foundation Gold Gala held at Transcorp Hotel in Abuja.
Otedola made the donation through his first daughter, Miss Tolani Otedola.
While speaking at the event, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, said Otedola’s donation to save the children was the largest donation to charity in Nigeria today.
According to him, “We don’t need billionaires or millionaires to start doing something, the likes of DJ Cuppy who are already doing something that affects lives is a good example.”
On his part, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who also donated N100 million, said that the country needs more Nigerians with a big heart to give back to the needy, saying the government should not be allowed to do it alone as the government already has a lot of challenges.
Earlier, Florence Otedola, Also known as DJ Cuppy, said that over the years, her passion in tackling issued surrounding young Nigerians grew as she got more involved with the work of charity partners to make a change.
She stressed that the work and impact of various intervention programmes by Save the Children in Nigeria could not be understated, especially after her visit to the Maiduguri Stabilisation Centre in Borno State.
The visit, according to her, was a life-changing moment, as it pointed to the fact that there is more to be done collectively to support the goals in making life of every Nigerian count.
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