The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF or the Fund) has announced that its efforts to raise resources to effectively complement the National COVID-19 pandemic response has received a massive boost with over N100 million raised so far through the special virtual fundraising event theme “Lend A Hand” that was held recently.
At the virtual fundraiser, Mr Tunde Folawiyo, Chairman, NSSF, in thanking all the guests for their participation and assured them that every donation both cash and kind will make it possible for the COVID-19 vaccine to reach someone who otherwise may not receive it and thus help make the country safer. He added that with COVID-19, no one is safe unless everyone is safe.
According to him, “The funds generated will be used to address the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine inequity, and vaccine hesitancy. The goal is to ensure that at least an additional one million Nigerians get vaccinated in the next couple of months.”
Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Board Member, NSSF, noted that the funds generated will go a long way to further help create awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic, and combat misinformation about the efficacy of the vaccines.
On her part, Dr Fejiro Chinye-Nwoko, General Manager, NSSF revealed that the funds raised would go towards building vaccine acceptance and accelerate equitable access to vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics across the country with a special focus on vulnerable members of the community.
Amongst the donors at the hybrid event are Oando, Ernest & Young, Channels TV, Heights Access Nigeria Ltd, SO&U, Emadeb Energy, Ardova Plc, Wellbeing Foundation, Sparkle, Coronation Group, Stanbic IBTC Holding, KPMG who pledged their support in-kind and in-cash to this initiative.
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